Included in this resource are 10 different "Paragraph of the Week" writing prompt/templates that allow students to write about themselves and previous experiences they have had. No research required. Students are provided with a rubric on the page that will assist them with self-assessing before handing their paper in. This can be used as in independent writing activity in the classroom each week or would be wonderful as a homework supplement. Students in my class using these paragraphs to help them prepare to write their first 5 paragraph essay (about themselves). These have helped immensely in narrowing down their thoughts and ideas.