Paragraph Writing How to Write a Paragraph of the Week | Digital or Print

Paragraph Writing How to Write a Paragraph of the Week | Digital or Print

This can be used for Homeschool students, 3rd-5th grade.

Includes: PDF, 996 pages + Google Slides

This step-by–step paragraph writing program is effective and simple to use. This resource is a year-round favorite, with 60 different prompts (20 informative, 20 opinion, and 20 narrative). Google Slides are available for all writing prompts, graphic organizers and rubrics. Great for teaching in school or remotely.

  • Are you struggling with writing?
  • Are your students able to write paragraphs better?
  • Is it possible to help students be more confident in writing by using a systematic approach to writing?
  • Do you want a program that is both comprehensive and simple to use?

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Google Slides

You can assign this paragraph writing resource to students as a Google Slides file. This will guide them through the whole paragraph writing process from brainstorming to the final draft. Students can choose from a variety of prompts in the first slide. Alternativly, you can select the prompt and then delete the rest before assigning the file. There are three types: informational paragraphs and narrative paragraphs.

You can also give a digital worksheet version. This is great for students who want the exact same assignment in either a digital or paper-based format.

Easel Activity

If you prefer TpT EaselThis tool can be used as well. Students can use the pen tool for checking the task boxes and answer boxes. There are several options for pages. Download the teacher instructions to learn more about each option. Or, you can read the information below. Click here to learn how you can assign pages. Here.

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Writing Prompts/Brainstorming (63 pages)

Each paragraph type has 20 prompts (60 in total), including Opinion, Informative and Narrative. The prompts are accompanied by helpful information, such as brainstorming space, writing tips, and a checklist for tracking each stage of the writing process. Each of the three types of writing has a page with blank prompt boxes, so you can create your own. This allows you create prompts that are relevant to your class such as school events, field trips, and social issues.

Organizing Pages (4 pages)

Each type of paragraph requires an organizing page. These sheets will help students to organize their ideas into the necessary elements for writing the paragraph. Each sheet contains instructions specific to the type of paragraph. You don’t have to use this specific terminology? There is a generic format that allows students to check boxes to indicate what type of paragraph they are writing.

Editing and revising the First Draft (4 pages).

There is one sheet for each type of writing and another that can be used to create a general layout. You will find space to write your paragraph. There is also an editor’s guide that you can use to help with editing and revising. In the digital version of the document, the editing marks are replaced by a list of editing reminders and revising tips.

Combined Organization and First Draft/Editing (4 Pages)

This format works well for students who are ready to have less structure. You can have one page for each type and another page for a more general format.

Final Draft/Paragraph Reviewlist (10 pages).

There are many options for final drafts. There is one for each of the three types of writing that includes a “Did you…” checklist to help students stay on track. These checklists can be printed separately and are available three per page. You can also use any of the three types of paragraphs to allow for illustrations, whole page and half-page layouts. Choose the one that is most convenient for you and your students. Students can use the digital version to illustrate with paint programs and photos or gifs, as well as downloaded photos or scanned drawings.

Grading Rubrics (11 pages) and Linking Words poster

For each of the three types, there are two types rubrics. The first is a comprehensive, entire-page grid. The second format is a half-page layout that lets you use any system you prefer. A more general rubric is also provided. For easy reference, there’s a poster that lists several dozen linking/transition words.

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Suggestions

-Use as for Paragraph of the Week – either in class or as homework. There are many prompts to choose from, so it is easy for you to pick the one that works best for your students.

Each student should be given a Paragraph Writing folder. Let students choose their own prompts and pick their own pace, gathering as many materials as they need. It is a good idea to set a limit on the number of paragraphs that are completed each month or quarter.

-Create a Paragraph Writing Center – Provide all the pages needed and swap out prompts each week. The center can be used by students throughout the week to help them with their literacy block.

As students get more comfortable writing paragraphs, you might consider using notebook paper or computers to help with the next steps of brainstorming. This allows you to skip the organizing step and move straight from brainstorming to your first draft.

When your students are ready to go, you might consider expanding on some of these prompts to create 3-5 paragraph essays.

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This product is for students younger than 18. Try I Heart Paragraph Writing Grades 1-2.

This product is for seniors students You might like to try I Heart Paragraph Writing Grades 6-8.

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These are the comments of teachers about this resource

This has been a great resource for my fourth grade classroom! Within a matter of weeks, my students have seen a dramatic improvement in their writing. This helps with the writing process. Students are excited to find out what each week’s prompt is. I can share my progress with parents and it helps keep the students accountable. With every program I’ve tried, writing has proven difficult. This resource has helped my students more than any other I have tried. Many thanks! -Michelle R.

This product was my first use a few weeks before Distance Learning started. This product allows students to organize their writing and breaks down the steps. I have just started to reintroduce it to my Distance Learning program and my students love having some order in their lives. Thanks for such a wonderful product.Kaytlin S.

This is an incredible resource! It reinforces and reinforces writing and scaffolds it automatically. Students love the high-interest prompts. They feel confident writing. Many thanks!Martha J.

This site has many great prompts. I also love that I can make my own. I can also teach writing and make sure that they use the vocabulary everyday. It’s very easy to use. Writing has never been a fear for my kids. They actually love writing. They can easily switch between paragraphs and keep on the same topic with the organization page. This is the best product that I have ever used.. -Lorinda W.

This is a great book! I was able use it with my students that day (even though I didn’t have Google Classroom). –Shavon Y.

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Common Core

The student guides include instructions on how to organize, checklists and Did You? These grading rubrics are designed to correspond with the English Language Arts Writing Common Core Standards grades 3-5. This resource covers all writing standards related to paragraph writing. To meet the standard, students may need to write more than one paragraph. Even in these instances, the resource will be a valuable tool to develop advanced skills.

Teachers who do not use the Common Core Standards will find this resource useful.

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Terms and Conditions

Rachel Lynette, Minds in Bloom INC. created this resource. All rights are reserved. The original purchaser may use it for a single class. This product may be distributed to students and parents via email, google classroom, or the Internet if the site is password protected. You may give it to your students, but not on the Internet. Additional licenses can be purchased from TpT to allow you to share this resource among colleagues. These terms and conditions are appreciated. :

This product was happily brought to your attention by Rachel Lynette of Minds in Bloom and Cassi Noack

Standard

CCSSW.4.3e

Include a conclusion that is based on the narrated events or experiences.

CCSSW.4.3d

Communicate events and experiences with precise words and phrases.

CCSSW.4.3c

You can use dialogue and description to describe events and experiences, and show characters how they respond to them.

CCSSW.4.3b

You can use dialogue and description to describe events and experiences, and show the characters’ reactions to situations.

CCSSW.4.3a

Includes Google Apps™The Teacher-Author stated that this resource includes assets from Google Workspace, e.g. docs, slides, etc.. Easel ActivityThis interactive activity is ready to use and students can complete it on any device. The Easel app by TpT can be used for free. Learn more.

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