Basic Paragraph Practice
Give students a fool-proof strategy for writing paragraphs with this complete writing program by Kristina Swann. When faced with a standardized-test prompt, journal topic, or essay question, many students have difficulty deciding what to write, how much to write, and what order to write in. Use this process to help.
Using a graphic organizer, students write a 5-sentence paragraph, including a topic sentence, 3 detail sentences, and a concluding sentence. Each sentence goes in its own box so that students can be sure to include all the parts. The last step is to rewrite the 5 sentences in paragraph form.
100 "Real-World" Topics
� Who do you admire?
� Who are your favorite musicians?
� What cities would you like to visit?
� What are your favorite things to wear?
� What foods would you be least likely to try?
� Think about your best friend.
� Why is he or she your best friend?
� Basic Writing Series
� Bunches of Sentence Fun Binders 1 & 2, PC-1839
� Content Area Writing Strategies Grades 5-7 Set of 4, PC-WAL1705
� Phonics Based Writing Stories/Sentences Set of 8, PC-EDP2204
� Real World Writing
� Writing Basics Series 8 Book Set, PC-REM2131