Paragraph Color Coding and Outlining Print and Digital

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3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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This Paragraph Color Coding and Outlining Packet in print and digital for Google Classroom™ (and other platforms) will help your students understand the organization of a paragraph and help them create better outlines. This paperless and print packet is a nice addition to the Step Up to Writing Model but can be used in any classroom.

I can't say enough about how much I love teaching basic paragraph writing using this method. When kids understand the basic recipe for a paragraph, their writing becomes so much stronger. Color coding and outlining has really helped my students be able to craft much more organized and cohesive paragraphs.

This packet includes: Print and Google Slides Versions

8 Posters

12 Half Sheet Paragraphs to Color Code:

Finding a Good Book



Morro Bay


My Cat Lola

Frozen S'mores

At the Park

Writing a Story

We Need Sharks

The Constitution

Three Branches of Government

T-Chart Template

Fill In the T-Chart Sports

Fill in the T-Chart Ice Cream


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Teacher Notes for Digital (with LINKS) including a step by step of how to make assignments in Google Classroom™

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Other units included in the Complete Paragraph Bundle include: (All are print and digital)

Topic Sentences Packet: Paragraph Writing

Transitions in Writing Packet

Conclusions Packet: Paragraph Writing

Why you'll love this resource:

  • Directly teaching students to color code paragraphs and to reverse outline them truly helps your students to more fully understand paragraph construction before being asked to write one.

  • The unit comes in a digital version that's easy to assign and easy to use in Google Classroom.

  • Perfect for classroom use, homeschool, or distance learning.

  • Your students will look at paragraphs in a whole new way!

  • The worksheets give your students concentrated practice with this skill, with multiple practice sheets.

  • There are suggested outlining game activities which are lots of fun!

  • The paragraph structure posters provide a nice visual reference for students!

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