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Paragraph Writing

Paragraph Writing

Author: Crystal Watford

At the end of this lesson, students write a paragraph that shows unity, coherence, a topic sentence, and adequate development. Students will also choose appropriate transition sentences for several mock paragraphs.

Common Core Standards: W7.3, W7.4, L7.1, L7.2

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After or during your viewing of the slideshow, fill out this in the blanks here. Either write it down or print it out and bring it to class tomorrow. 


Four elements of a strong paragraph:

  1. _____________: Every sentence in a paragraph should be about the ___________ topic.
  2. ______________: The paragraph is easily ________________.
  3. ______________: This tells your reader what the _________ of the paragraph.
  4. ______________: You should cover the topic of the paragraph ___________.