Daily Paragraph Practice: Descriptive, Persuasive, Narrative, Expository Writing

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It's paragraph writing practice with a twist! With Daily Paragraph Practice, students write one paragraph a day about a weekly topic, each day using a different type of writing.

**A Year of Weekly Topics and Prompts**
With 40 weekly topics--each with a descriptive, persuasive, narrative, and expository writing prompt--students will cover a wide variety of high-interest, cross-curricular, kid-friendly subjects and writing purposes for an entire year!

Weekly topics:

1. You
2. Classroom
3. Goals
4. Football
5. Autumn
6. Character
7. Homework
8. Dinosaurs
9. Movies
10. Halloween
11. Pets
12. Chores
13. Math
14. Thanksgiving
15. Games
16. Snow
17. Archaeology
18. Art
19. Cafeteria
20. Parents
21. Cryptids
22. Nutrition
23. Books
24. Presidents
25. Careers
26. Superheroes
27. Recess
28. Spring
29. Geography
30. Music
31. Solar System
32. Zoo
33. Plants
34. Vacation
35. Hobbies
36. Friends
37. Patriotism
38. Inventions
39. Birthdays
40. Teachers

The daily writing prompts are student-centered and emphasize students’ own experiences and knowledge. They are also designed for upper elementary and middle school students. It’s a great way to get to know students throughout the year! In addition, prompts are aligned with Common Core Writing and Language Standards.

Prompt examples:

Descriptive
*Describe a person
*Describe a place
*Describe an object
*Describe an experience
*Write a riddle

Persuasive
*Convince audience of a point-of-view or action
*Explain opinions about statements and topics
*Choose between options and explain
*Argue a given point
*Write a review
*Explain agreement or disagreement with statements

Narrative
*Write about real and imagined personal experiences
*Finish this story...
*Write a summary
*Write imagined realistic and fantasy stories

Expository
*Compare and contrast concepts
*Explain concepts and ideas
*Write how-to instructions
*Give suggestions
*Explain pros and cons
*Give examples
*Write a sequence of events
*Give solutions to problems

Many topics/prompts can also be extended into longer writing assignments and/or research projects.

**Comprehensive and Complete**
With 125 pages of material, this thorough and organized resource covers every step of this activity and includes the following:

*Table of Contents
*Detailed suggested uses for activity resources and a sample instructional plan
*Four Types of Writing handout
*40 weekly topics/160 daily writing prompts
*Editable blank writing prompt templates
*12 prewriting graphic organizers
*Paragraph copy templates (in half-page and full-page formats)
*My Paragraph Checklist
*Rubric for use with all paragraphs
*Daily Paragraph Practice tracking sheets

**Flexible Use**
Use as many or as few topics and prompts as fits your instructional needs. Assess as many or as few paragraphs as you need to evaluate student progress. This activity can be adapted for use with an entire class, small groups, or individually. It's also easy to adapt as a paragraph of the week assignment.

See the low-resolution preview for this resource, or click here to download a free sample of a weekly topic and its related writing prompts.
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Teaching Duration
1 Year

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Daily Paragraph Practice: Descriptive, Persuasive, Narrati
Daily Paragraph Practice: Descriptive, Persuasive, Narrati
Daily Paragraph Practice: Descriptive, Persuasive, Narrati
Daily Paragraph Practice: Descriptive, Persuasive, Narrati