What is the intention of an indentation within a paragraph? Within this lesson, students will explore the reasons why we indent. They’ll categorize and classify content to construct paragraphs that include indentations.
Students will be able to recognize the rationale and purpose of basic paragraph structure, which includes the use of indentation.
Students will be able to separate paragraph content and identify the location of indentation.
Using the assorted list of objects, distribute one object per student.
Invite students to mix and mingle and find students who have similar objects that could form a group.
After giving the students a minute to create their groups, lead the students in a brief discussion about what they observed.
Tell the students that just as certain objects fit into certain groups, the content of a paragraph must fit together. A change in a topic usually means a change in the paragraph — specifically, creating a new paragraph.
Explain that students will be learning how to create cohesive paragraphs that are indented correctly.