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Writing Paragraphs - Can your students write paragraphs that include a topic sentence, supporting details, and a concluding sentence? Use these ideas to teach your students the art of writing paragraphs. source

Cursive Handwriting - Teachers here on PT have great ideas for cursive writing! This collection has some of these ideas neatly rolled up into one. source

paraghraph writing - Im not sure if youre asking about writing one cohesive paragraph or writing a four/five paragraph essay on a particular topic. I will share what I do for both.

To teach paragraphs, I use the "hamburger model" and actually have such graphic organizers which the students use. I teach them topic sentences, 3 detail sentences to support topic sentence, and finally ...source

try a paragraph frame - Two important concepts about persuasive paragraphs that students find difficult are--#1 a topic that can be supported with facts/examples or reason and #2 writing to a specific audience. I remind them that they are writing to persuade or convince someone of their point of view. In order to do this they need...source

Essays - Simple, easy to follow guide on how to write an essay from start to finish. Can be used as student handouts source

Guidelines for Writing a Good Paragraph - General guidelines for writing a good paragraph including topic sentence, supporting details and closing sentence source

In Other Words: Using a Thesaurus - Complete lesson plan is provided here for you along with a paragraph to use for teaching this concept source

Paragraphs - Gives very simplistic description of what goes into a paragraph, how to write one, and the different types. These can be used as student handouts source

Sentence Strips Lesson - Exercise in Paragraph Writing - Writing a paragraph can sometimes be overwhelming for a student. This lesson shows you how to break it into parts so it becomes more manageable source

Zaner-Bloser: Writing - Free classroom resources and activities that teach the basic fundamentals of writing source

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