How to Teach the Paragraph
Writing instruction does NOT need to be difficult. If your students can write a paragraph, your students can write anything from an essay, to a research report, to an in-depth story.
It all starts with one simple trick. Teach this trick in minutes, have your students practice it several times, and your students will have a solid grasp for writing paragraphs. Use this trick to write stories, summarize stories, write reports, and more. No assignment is too difficult.
You’ll be amazed at how quickly even reluctant learners can grasp this concept. Watch this video for a demonstration of the one simple trick. Order the lesson plan below to get step-by-step directions, assessments, writing topics, and how to use this trick all across your curriculum.
Recommended Grade: Grades 3 and Up.
Beyond the Paragraph: Once your students have learned to write paragraphs using our one simple trick, the sky's the limit. Easily transition them into five-paragraph essays, research reports and more. The Complete Writing Program includes How To Teach the Paragraph, How To Teach the Five Paragraph Essay for free (as eBooks).
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