Paragraph Writing How to Write a Paragraph of the Week Grades 6-8 with Digital

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Description

❝ This resource is fantastic for teaching paragraph structure, adding details to writing, and supporting opinions with reasoning. My students enjoyed completing the paragraphs each week and I saw growth in their writing by the end of the year. Thank you! ❞ -Molly T

Paragraph writing just got easier! Whether you need print or digital, these ready-to-use pages (and slides) are an effective way to help your students learn and practice writing a paragraph.

You'll get everything you need for argumentative, informative (expository), narrative, and persuasive paragraphs.

Check out the product preview to see it all!

Here's What's Included:

  • Print Versions and Digital Access
  • 60 different writing prompts (20 opinion/persuasive, 20 informative/expository, & 20 narrative)
  • Brainstorming Pages
  • Organizing and Planning Pages
  • First Draft Pages
  • Revision & Editing Pages
  • Final Draft Pages
  • Publishing Pages

✔ ALL DESIGNED TO FIT PERFECTLY IN A BRAD FOLDER OR BINDER.

There are lots of EXTRAS too!

  • Grading Rubrics
  • Table of Contents and section cover sheets
  • Linking Words & Phrases
  • Pep Up Your Paragraphs
  • Editing Help
  • 150 Commonly Misspelled Words
  • Paragraph Writing Glossary
  • Revise Edit Checklists
  • Writing Process Bookmarks
  • Student Coloring Pages
  • Classroom Writing Process Posters

✔ PERFECT FOR YOUR WRITER'S NOTEBOOK!

How are the two versions different?

  • There is a traditional version that guides students as they write persuasive, expository, and narrative paragraphs.
  • There is a common core version that guides students as they write argumentative, informative, and narrative paragraphs.

Digital Versions: (Check out the preview to see more detail!)

Google Slides:

  • The first slide includes a deck of 20 prompts that the students can choose from.
  • Alternatively, you can choose the prompt and delete the others before assigning the file.
  • There are three versions included for both the traditional and common core versions. They are specific to the paragraph type.

Easel Activity

If you prefer TpT Easel, we have you covered.

  • The generic paragraph writing version is included as an Easel Activity.
  • The supporting pages are also included in the Easel Activity.

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Suggestions for Use:

  • Use the pages as part of your paragraph writing instruction.
  • Model each step.
  • Complete pages together as a class or in small groups before allowing your students to work independently.
  • Primary students will most likely need adult help with the editing part of the process, even when working independently.

★ Use as Paragraph of the Week

  • Use in class.
  • Once students have had plenty of guided practice, use as homework.

There are more than enough prompts for the year, so you can pick the ones that work best for your students.

Suggested schedule for Paragraph of the Week:

  • Monday: Prompt intro and brainstorming
  • Tuesday: Complete organizing page
  • Wednesday: Write first draft
  • Thursday: Edit first draft
  • Friday: Write Final draft

Writer's Notebook

When students are ready to work independently, give each student a Paragraph Writing folder or binder section. Allow students to select their own prompts and pace themselves, gathering materials as needed. Require a specific number of paragraphs be completed per month or quarter.

✔ ALL DESIGNED TO FIT PERFECTLY IN A BRAD FOLDER OR BINDER.

★ Create a Paragraph Writing Center – Provide all the pages needed and swap out prompts each week. Students can use the center throughout the week as part of their literacy block.

⬇⬇ Want to learn even more? Keep scrolling! ⬇⬇

Writing Prompts/Brainstorming

  • Choose, Cut, & Paste Version

There are 20 prompts for each of the paragraph types: (20 opinion/persuasive, 20 informative/expository, & 20 narrative). In addition to the prompt, each sheet includes helpful information for writing that type of paragraph, room for brainstorming, and a checklist to track each step of the writing process.

Want to make your own prompts?

Write in your own prompts relevant to your class, such as field trips, social issues, school events etc.

Organizing Pages

  • There is one organizing (planning) page for each of the six types of paragraphs.
  • These sheets guide students through the process of taking the ideas from their brainstorming and organizing them into the elements they will need to write the paragraph.
  • Each sheet features instructions unique to that particular type of paragraph.
  • If you do not wish to use such specific terminology, there is also a more generic without a paragraph type label.

First Draft

  • There is one sheet for each of the six types of writing.
  • There is also a generic paragraph writing version
  • The writing lines are "handwriting" style

Revising & Editing

  • Each paragraph type includes an editing & revision checklist.
  • The common editing marks are included as a reminder.

Final Draft/Paragraph Checklist

  • A final draft page is included.
  • Publishing pages are also included if students would like to add a picture to their paragraph or if you would like to display the students' writing.

Grading Rubrics

  • Two types of rubrics are offered for each of the six types of paragraphs.
  • The first is a detailed, whole-page grid.
  • The second is a less formal, half-page format that allows you to use whatever system works for you.
  • A more general rubric is also included.

Need this product for younger students? Try I Heart Paragraph Writing Grades 3-5.

NOTE: Because some teachers are using Common Core and some are not, there are two similar products included. One uses Common Core terms (argumentative, informative, narrative), while the other uses more traditional terms (persuasive, expository, narrative). The prompts and graphic organizers are the same.

Terms of Use

This resource was created by Rachel Lynette for Minds in Bloom INC., all rights reserved. It may be used by the original purchaser for single class use only. Teachers may distribute this product in email, through google classroom or over the Internet to their students (and parents) as long as the site is password protected. In other words, you may distribute it to your own students but may not put it on the Internet where it could be publicly found and downloaded. If you want to share this resource with colleagues, please purchase additional licenses from TpT. Thank you for respecting these terms of use. :)

Happy Teaching!

Rachel Lynette & Cassi Noack

www.minds-in-Bloom.com

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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.
Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons.
Establish and maintain a formal style.
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the argument presented.

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