Paragraph Writing: Step-By-Step Lessons, Interactive Notebook Activities, & More

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2nd - 3rd, Homeschool
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Teaching students to write paragraphs can be overwhelming!

That's exactly why I've created this simple, and easy to use STEP-BY-STEP PARAGRAPH WRITING UNIT that has everything you need to teach your students to write WELL ORGANIZED & STRONG PARAGRAPHS! With this kid-friendly, engaging, & interactive unit your students will be writing 5 sentence paragraphs in no time!


* 3 writing posters (full-page size)

* 3 writing posters (half page size- perfect for interactive notebooks)

* 7 reference sheets that explain each part of a paragraph in easy to understand, kid-friendly language & examples (half page size- perfect for interactive notebooks)

- Parts of a paragraph

- The parts of a paragraph in action

- How to write a paragraph

- What are topic sentences?

- 4 Types of topic sentences

- What are supporting details?

- What are closing sentences?

* 10 Mini-Lessons

* 3 original paragraphs for students to use as models

* several activity pages for students to apply what they learn throughout the unit

* culminating interactive paragraph activity

* answer keys

* pictures of sample interactive notebook pages


Once printed this resource is great for:

*guided or independent practice

*intervention for struggling students

*small group work/ centers

*warm-up activities

*early finishers

*morning work/homework

*after-school programs & tutoring

*substitute lesson plans / sick days

*summer vacation / summer school

…just to name a few ideas!

This step-by-step paragraph writing unit is ready-to-print and has been student tested + teacher-approved :)


"This has been a wonderful resource to help my struggling students with special needs. It is so visual and it is great to have them practice identifying, writing, or editing the different parts of a paragraph before we begin building their own writings. Thanks!" --Tools For Busy Hands

"This worked so well to help my students with special needs learn to write paragraphs! The color-coded, visual nature of this was perfect for them.

" -- Taylor B.

"This is just perfect! It is so nice to have a resource made by a teacher who gets what teachers need in the classroom. Being able to have lessons and materials at hand and ready to go is a lifesaver. Thank you so much:)" -- Amy B.

"My students struggled with writing a complete paragraph and this broke it down and helped my students in their writing!" -- Joelle D.

"This is such an amazing resource and helped my students understand how to better organize sentences into paragraphs! I loved the easy prep and how visual and interactive it was! Thank you for such a great resource! " -- Angela H.

"This by far has been in the top 3 purchases I have made on TPT. Before, it was a struggle for the kids to write a complex sentence, let alone 5 together to make sense. By introducing this concept, the students are automatically using the green, yellow, and red writing strategies and making multi-paragraph stories. Amazing resource and a must in any classroom!!!!!!!!!" -- Shannon S.

"This was great for helping my students really "see" the breakdown of what goes in a paragraph. I wish I had started using it at the beginning of the year! " -- Shannon E.

"Writing is always a difficult task for my second graders. This resource makes writing so easy." -- Novak

"This is my favorite writing source to use with my third graders! I have them keep their mini-books in their writing folders all year to use as a reference. Thank you so much for making a valuable resource!" -- Emily T.

"I started using this immediately with my third grade EL small group, and it has worked very well. I love having the lessons broken down into simple steps that can be taught in my short, 30-minute time slot. Thanks for this great resource!" -- Julie M.


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.


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