Paragraph Writing - How to Write a Paragraph of the Week - Writing Prompts

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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 all about writing a paragraph.



  • 60 different writing prompts (20 opinion, 20 informative, & 20 narrative)
  • Brainstorming Pages
  • Organizing and Planning Pages
  • First Draft Pages
  • Revision & Editing Pages
  • Final Draft Pages
  • Publishing Pages


  • Google Slides
  • Easel Activity


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

Great for 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade! 


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NOTE: This resource uses American English and is not editable. 

Teacher Tips:

Suggestions for Use:

  • Support students as they learn how to write a paragraph
  • 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.


★ 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.

Here’s what teachers are saying:

✏️ "My students struggled to understand what a paragraph was before we started using this resource. We now use this for our "Paragraph of the Week" and they love it! It's high structure and clear prompts, keep my students engaged and successful. Their paragraph writing is already growing by leaps and bounds!" -Marissa D.

✏️ "I started using this product a couple of weeks before the Distance Learning began. I loved how this product helps students break down their writing step by step and keep their writing organized. I just started re-introducing it into my Distance Learning and my students are happy to have some normalcy back in their lives. Thank you for a great product!" - Kaytlin S.

✏️ "This is an amazing resource! I love it because it teaches and reinforces the writing process and scaffolds automatically. My students love the high-interest prompts and that they feel successful as they write. Thank you!" - Martha J.


Common Core Standards:

  • The student guides (instructions on organization sheet, Did You checklist etc.) and grading rubrics were designed to align with the English Language Arts Writing Common Core Standards for grades 3-5. All of the writing standards relevant to paragraph writing are addressed in this resource. In some cases students must write pieces longer than a paragraph to fully meet the standard. Even in these cases, this resource will help to build a solid foundation for more advanced skills.


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About the Author

These passages were written by me, Rachel Lynette. I am a published author of over 120 nonfiction books for children on a variety of subjects, as well as several teacher resource books. I have written for publishers such as Harcourt, Thompson-Gale, Rosen, Children’s Press, Evan-Moor, Kagan, and several others. These passages reflect more than a decade of professional writing experience.

Terms of Use

This resource was created by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack 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.

This product is happily brought to you by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack of Minds in Bloom

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Total Pages
100+ pages + Digital Versions
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 Year
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.
With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.


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