Lessons of the Day: How to Write a Paragraph

Paragraph Writing Lesson Plans

You swore in your sadness/wrath that you would help your students learn the valuable skill of paragraph writing. Now's the time to make good on that promise. You'll find excellent lesson plans on paragraph writing linked at the bottom of this post.

In addition, I've taken these lesson plans and added notes, graphic organizers, and more lesson options to create what I consider an invaluable resource for middle school and high school teachers.

It includes 10 lesson plans aligned to common core standards, notes, and over 15 assignments with answer keys. All you need to do is print out each assignment, make copies, and pass them out. Here's a Free Topic Sentence Sample Plan to give you an idea of what the paragraph teaching guide has to offer.

Of course, you're more than welcome to check out the links below and create your own handouts and assignments that took me weeks to make and years to perfect.

Lessons on Paragraph Writing

Remember that time you taught your students how to write a paragraph and you looked forward to watching magic happen, but when you assigned the paragraph, your students stared blankly at the page hoping words would magically appear.You can still make magic happen. And all it takes is $5.95.

Here are some more lesson plans and lesson ideas for writing paragraphs. Each lesson plan contains discussion/notes information, lesson procedures, and a list of ELA Common Core Standards in case your administrator shows up.

  1. Writing Topic Sentences
  2. Teaching Paragraph Structure
  3. Using Transitions Effectively
  4. Paragraph Challenge
  5. The Methods of Paragraph Development
  6. Using Supporting Details Effectively
  7. How to Revise and Grade an Essay


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