Having trouble engaging your class in paragraph writing practice? Try a topic and assignment they will all love - the benefits of listening to music. There is a research component, a paragraph writing exercise and a creative project at the end (poster or a rap). This has been tried and tested with a very reluctant class and they absolutely loved it! You may want to begin with a short journal writing exercise where they can free write about what music is important to them and what kind of music they listen to.