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61 resources with the concept writing paragraphs

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On-Demand Assessment: Writing of an Information Paragraph About How a Bullfrog Survives

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Having read and discussed Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, third graders demonstrate their bullfrog expertise by writing informational paragraphs. Building on the note-taking and paragraph planning from the previous lesson plan, learners...
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End of Unit Assessment: On-Demand Paragraph Writing

For Teachers 4th Standards
In a two-part instructional activity, fourth graders are first assessed on their ability to produce an explanatory paragraph and then participate in a gallery walk, presenting their final constitution paragraphs to their peers. To...
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Examining Models: Criteria for Success for Our Explanatory Paragraphs

For Teachers 4th Standards
Following up their writing of a school constitution, fourth graders prepare to write a paragraph explaining the document to their peers. After looking at two writing samples, the teacher assists learners in developing their own criteria...
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Planning Writing: Bullfrog Information Paragraph

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Lesson ten in this unit for the book Bullfrogs at Magnolia Circle, prepares third graders to begin writing an informational paragraph about the adaptations of bullfrogs. First, young writers work either independently or in pairs to...
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End of Unit 2 Assessment: Evidence-Based Paragraph Writing

For Teachers 4th Standards
What is life like for an Iroquois boy living in modern times? The book, Eagle Song, is the vehicle for learners to explore the development of the main character, Danny Bigtree. This is the final assessment for a larger unit in which...
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Paragraph Structure

For Students 6th - 10th
Practice writing paragraphs with this scaffolded learning exercise. The "hamburger" model is used on the second page, following some examples and guided practice on the first page. Give beginning writers concrete, tangible support as...
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Lesson Plan on China

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Scholars ponder the beliefs of Confucianism. After reading several sayings made by Confucius, participants complete a chart filling in what each saying means using their own words. Using the same quotes split in half, pairs match...
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A Writer’s Guide to Powerful Paragraphs

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
When it comes to teaching writing, it helps to start small. A supplementary guide to A Writer's Guide to Powerful Paragraphs provides suggested activities to help writers craft a variety of paragraphs. Each assignment covers a specific...
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Paragraph Development

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
There's no set length for a good paragraph, but the short block of text should contain key components. A handout on paragraphs, the 12th in a series of 24, outlines a five-step process for paragraph development. Additionally, the handout...
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Words by Heart: Prefixes/Suffixes Activity

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
This lesson is so beneficial it makes any teacher's heart skip a beat! After readers identify words from Words by Heart, they break down unknown vocabulary with a handout detailing various prefixes and suffixes. Once they finish...
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Fall Writing Paper

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
What better way to write in fall than with fall-themed writing paper? Use a set of lined papers to get you started.
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Informational Text Graphic Organizers

For Students 4th Standards
Examine informational text with a three-page worksheet that focuses on taking notes, identifying the main idea, and locating supporting details in order to form a summary paragraph. 
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Guest Teacher Plans Grade 4

For Teachers 4th Standards
Creating substitute plans may not be the highlight of your workday. Make the task less daunting with a general, day-long plan covering math, reading, word work, and writing. 
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Writing Topic Sentences

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
An engaging and quick presentation on writing topic sentences is sure to grab the attention of your elementary writers. The PowerPoint can be modified and includes relevant visual examples.
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Map It Out

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Before writing a narrative paragraph, map it out! Provide writers with a graphic organizer to help plan a descriptive paragraph. The prompt looks closely at the beginning, middle, and end, specifically the topic sentence, details, and a...
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Family Role Model Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
What does is take to be a role model? Through grand conversation, and the use of books and a graphic organizer, scholars find out and apply the requirements to identify a role model within their family. They then journey through the...
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Interpreting Tables and Graphs

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Intrigue learners by showing them that they can help save the planet—using math! Participants evaluate environmental data presented in tables and graphs. They must use the data to write a newspaper article in order to share the...
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Opinion: Persuasive Essay Unit Introduction

For Teachers 4th Standards
Everyone has an opinion, but the trick is figuring out how to argue a position with purpose and logic. Guide scholars to answer the question, What is argumentative writing? with activities that include brainstorming ideas, holding a...
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Use Paragraph Form in Argumentative Writing

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
It's time to do some body building with the fourth lesson of this series on persuasive writing. After creating a thesis statement and brainstorming supporting ideas and details, young writers begin creating the body of their...
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Revising: Strong Conclusions for My Accessing Books Around the World Informative Paragraph

For Teachers 3rd Standards
It's important that writers leave their readers with a strong and satisfying conclusion. Help your young writers develop the skills to compose a concluding sentence with the steps outlined here. After class members have had a chance to...
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Revising: Developing Topic Sentences for My Accessing Books Around the World Informative Paragraph

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Revision is an important part of the writing process. Focus on revising topic sentences and details with the plan described here. This is part of a unit, so pupils have already filled out a graphic organizer about traveling libraries...
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Paragraph Writing

For Teachers 4th Standards
Constructing a paragraph from notes using close reading skills and visible thinking strategies is the focus of a great plan that is part of a larger unit. In earlier lessons, 4th graders deconstructed informational text and learned how...
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End of Unit 1 Assessment: Paragraph to Explain the Symbols on My Flag

For Teachers 4th Standards
A hosted gallery walk concludes a nine-lesson plan unit study of the Iroquois and The Great Law of Peace. To demonstrate their mastery of informational paragraph writing, individuals use the included packet to plan and produce an...
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Writing to Explain: Concluding and Polishing Strong Paragraphs

For Teachers 4th Standards
As the study of the Iroquois, the Iroquois flag, and The Great Law of Peace (Iroquois Constitution) draws to a close, writers craft a concluding sentence for their paragraphs, and then use peer and instructor feedback on their drafts to...