Paragraph Writing Lesson and Activities | Google Classroom | PRINT & DIGITAL

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I love using this with my small group classes for review! It has helped them understand writing paragraphs better!
Perfect for paragraph writing practice. The hamburger is a fun way to remember the steps involved.
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This paragraph writing resource bundle has everything you need to teach your students how to write a well-organized paragraph in any type of expository (nonfiction) writing.

Includes a PRINTABLE and DIGITAL version! Use with Google Classroom or ANY online learning platform.

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This resource was created to go with my other writing resource! Paragraph of the Week! {CLICK HERE}

Why Use a "BURGER" to Teach Writing?

This analogy, or way of explaining paragraph structure, makes this concept easier for students to understand as it makes an abstract concept more concrete. I have had great success with this in my classroom. The burger analogy gives me something to reference all year during writing. When I say, "Where's your bun?" or "Don't forget your toppings!", my students know exactly what to do!

This Resource Includes:

1 PowerPoint Lesson Presentation (27 slides, includes practice opportunities) - This highly animated PowerPoint lesson explains the necessary parts of a paragraph (topic sentence, details, conclusion sentence) and their function by comparing a paragraph to a burger. The topic and conclusion sentence hold everything together the same way a bun holds a burger together. The details are the meat. Without these three components, you don't have a burger (or a paragraph). The presentation also shows students how to improve their burger (paragraph) by adding "toppings". These "toppings" include adding questions, statistics, analogies, dialogue, and personal examples.

1 Student Notes Page - This page is perfect to place in their writer's notebook, and summarizes the key points in the presentation. There are parts for students to fill in during the presentation.

2 Paragraph "Cut-out" activities - "Build a Paragraph", asks students to cut out and glue sentences in their correct order. One of these activities is in the presentation and meant to be done as a class. The second can be done independently.

3 Paragraph Writing Practice Sheets (2 versions each) - On one version of this activity, students are asked to use the organizer to write a paragraph about the topic. The second version (optional) asks students to also include specific types of details that were taught in the presentation. Great for differentiation.

3 Writing Details Practice Sheets - for students to practice writing specific types of details, or "toppings". (statistic, personal example, dialogue, analogy, and question).

3 EDITABLE Templates so you can add your own topics/prompts to each type of activity included.

**ALL Included activities and lessons also come in Google Slides (DIGITAL)

Check out my other Language Arts Resources!

Text Structure Resources for Nonfiction

Point of View and Perspective Resources

Making and Defending Inferences Resources

Figurative Language Unit

Fiction and Nonfiction Reading Center

Paragraph of the Week

Writing a YUMMY Paragraph

4th Grade Spiral Reading Homework

5th Grade Spiral Reading Homework



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