ESL Writing Activities FREEBIE | Paragraph Builder Freebie

Grade Levels
6th - 12th
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • PDF
28 pages


Paragraph writing for English Language Learners are the foundation they need to be successful writers. ESL writing activities can help your English Language Learners succeed in their writing.

The Step-by-Step Paragraph is a way your ELLs can practice their writing every day in the classroom.

In this writing activity for ELLs there is a sample of Narrative Writing, Informational Writing, and Persuasive Writing for your ELLs!

Purchase the FULL Year of the Step-by-Step Paragraph Builder Bundle!

This product contains the following:

✔ Teacher Directions with tips to support newcomers

✔ Sentence Frames to support all levels of ELLs

✔ Prompts and brainstorming space

✔ Graphic Organizer that walks ELLs step-by-step how to write a high level paragraph

✔ An editing checklist

✔ Space for students to write their first and final draft

✔ A page where students can draw a photo to accompany their paragraph

Here are some ways you can use the Step-by-Step Paragraph Builder:

✔ Do Nows & Bellringers

✔ Homework

✔ Small Group Instruction

✔ Practice for Language Assessments

✔ Early Finishers

✔ Intervention

Total Pages
28 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a coherent whole and build toward a particular tone and outcome (e.g., a sense of mystery, suspense, growth, or resolution).
Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, reflection, and multiple plot lines, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
Engage and orient the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation and its significance, establishing one or multiple point(s) of view, and introducing a narrator and/or characters; create a smooth progression of experiences or events.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.


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