Writing Body Paragraphs from Outlines

Writing Body Paragraphs from Outlines
Writing Body Paragraphs from Outlines
Writing Body Paragraphs from Outlines
Writing Body Paragraphs from Outlines
Writing Body Paragraphs from Outlines
Writing Body Paragraphs from Outlines
Writing Body Paragraphs from Outlines
Writing Body Paragraphs from Outlines
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Do your students get stuck writing drafts of their body paragraphs for expository essays? This lesson starts with a completed outline and walks students through each step of the process to create solid first drafts from an outline.*

This resource includes:

  • Editable presentation in PowerPoint and Google Slides(TM) versions
    • 60 slides

  • Student handouts [In PDF & editable Google Slides(TM) versions]
    • One notes page
    • One practice page
    • General topics for extra practice
    • Expository writing prompts for extra practice

*Note: Students are not generating outlines in this lesson. You can find lessons on planning & outlining, as well as complete bundles in the writing section of my shop.

A note on expectations:
As the 4th – 8th grade standards suggest, skillful writing is iterative. The beauty of teaching writing is that the basics are the same with levels of sophistication added in each year. I have never found all my students arrive on grade level for any subject – but this is especially true of writing. I have had fifth graders who were far better writers than seventh graders, for example.

Unfortunately, I frequently discover even students who excel in other areas of English Language Arts come to me with writing skills below grade level in writing. For this reason, my approach every year is to start with the basics and build in layers of sophistication either in varying writing prompts or expectations of the final products. (Some of this will be addressed in an upcoming revising unit.) This is why you find 4th – 8th grade lessons combined. My approach is the same; my expectations of students’ level of sophistication in ideas, vocabulary, and connections drawn between ideas varies, but the approach the writing process does not.

Please reach out using the Q&A tab if you have any questions!

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