If young writers can learn how to write a solid paragraph, then they have the building blocks of an essay. In this lesson, students will study paragraph structure and practice organizing ideas into paragraphs.
Second graders love field trips and sharing their opinions! This fun lesson combines both, as students must convince their teacher to take them on a field trip by practicing their opinion writing and using paragraph structure.
The hardest part of writing an essay can be the first few steps. This lesson and accompanying graphic organizers will help students map out their ideas and practice crafting paragraphs. With this support, your writers will be off and running!
Text formatting can add a lot of richness to how information is explained. In this lesson students will explore the organization of nonfiction texts and go on a scavenger hunt for different kinds of text formatting features.
Kindergarteners will write about their favorite foods with this journal worksheet. This activity will develop your students' writing and brainstorming skills while challenging them to fill up the entire page with words!
Understanding how titles, headings, and subheadings work together in nonfiction can help students with writing and with reading comprehension. Students will make observations about nonfiction texts and consider organization choices.
Indenting paragraphs may be going the way of the land line, but it’s still a good skill to have. If you're teaching paragraph indentation to your student, use our hands-on worksheets on perfect paragraph writing. Paragraph indentation helps keeps essays, reports, and stories organized and easy to read. Even if it’s not required, it’s still good to learn.