MEAL Paragraph Mini Lesson

MEAL Paragraph Mini Lesson
Grade Levels
Common Core Standards
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This mini-lesson will teach students to write structured, coherent body paragraphs for informative, expository, and argumentative essays. The MEAL model is explained with a four course meal on a dinner plate, helping students to visualize each component of a good paragraph. Students will deconstruct an example paragraph to identify each component of MEAL before constructing their own MEAL paragraph.


- Google Slides Presentation with MEAL Paragraph visual

- An explanation of each step in MEAL paragraph writing

- A sample MEAL paragraph for modeling

- A graphic organizer for pre-writing

- Exit ticket for formative assessment

- Learning targets tied to CCSS

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Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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