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How to Write a Paragraph With Ease

March 17th, 2016

Activities to Learn How to Write a Paragraph

Often teachers presume their students know how to write a paragraph. They assign them to write a paragraph and expect them to know how to do it. This makes paragraph writing difficult. Without specific instruction taught repeatedly, students do NOT typically know how to write a paragraph. Mastering any type of writing needs both practice and review, including a review of the step-by-step instructions.

Instead of presuming that your kids know how to write a paragraph or a paper, provide them with structure, with step-by-step instruction.

Assignment: I want you to write one paragraph about the favorite thing/worst thing you did over the weekend.

  • Think about what was the best thing that you did over the weekend.
  • Or, what was the worst thing that happened over the weekend?

Maybe you went on a trip, took a class, to the swimming pool often, to the park, to the zoo, or visited family?

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How to Write a Paragraph Is As Simple As 1, 2, 3 and Your Done!

  1. Start your topic sentence by writing, ‘The best thing that happened to me over the weekend was…’ or, ‘The best thing I did over the weekend was…’ or, ‘The worst thing that I did ….’ or, ‘The worst thing that happened to me was…’.
  2. Go into some specific ideas about that specific instance.
  3. Finally, wrap it up with ‘That’s why I had the best time doing ________,’ or, ‘That’s why _____________ was the ____________.

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