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Paragraph Writing How to Write a Paragraph of the Week for 1st and 2nd grade


‚ùù Love this resource! It teaches all the stages of the writing process and gives you great writing prompts! I showed this to our curriculum director and she was very pleased with it. ‚ùû -Tina F.

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Love this resource! It teaches all the stages of the writing process and gives you great writing prompts! I showed this to our curriculum director and she was very pleased with it. -Tina F.

Paragraph writing just got easier! Whether you need print or digital, these ready-to-use pages (and slides) are an effective way to help your students learn how to write a paragraph.

You’ll get everything you need for opinion, informative, and narrative writing.

Check out the product preview to see it all!

Here’s What’s Included:

  • Print Versions and Digital Access
  • 60 different writing prompts (20 opinion, 20 informative, & 20 narrative)
  • Brainstorming Pages
  • Organizing and Planning Pages
  • First Draft Pages
  • Revision & Editing Pages
  • Final Draft Pages
  • Publishing Pages

✔ ALL DESIGNED TO FIT PERFECTLY IN A BRAD FOLDER OR BINDER.

There are lots of EXTRAS too!

  • Grading Rubrics
  • Table of Contents and section cover sheets
  • Helpful Words & Phrases
  • Editing Help
  • Spelling Word List
  • Paragraph Writing Glossary
  • Revise Edit Checklists
  • Writing Process Bookmarks
  • Student Coloring Pages
  • Classroom Writing Process Posters

✔ PERFECT FOR YOUR WRITER’S NOTEBOOK!

How are the first and second grade versions different?

  • They both have the same prompts.
  • The second grade version requires a deeper body.
  • The first grade revising/editing checklist is a little simpler.
  • Both versions use handwriting lines, but the second grade lines are more narrow.

Digital Versions: (Check out the preview to see more detail!)

Google Slides:

  • The first slide includes a deck of 20 prompts that the students can choose from.
  • Alternatively, you can choose the prompt and delete the others before assigning the file.
  • There are three versions included for both first and second grades: opinion paragraphs, informational paragraphs, and narrative paragraphs.

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Suggestions for Use:

  • Use the pages as part of your paragraph writing instruction.
  • Model each step.
  • Complete pages together as a class or in small groups before allowing your students to work independently.
  • Primary students will most likely need adult help with the editing part of the process, even when working independently.

★ Use as Paragraph of the Week

  • Use in class.
  • Once students have had plenty of guided practice, use as homework.

There are more than enough prompts for the year, so you can pick the ones that work best for your students.

Suggested schedule for Paragraph of the Week:

  • Monday: Prompt intro and brainstorming
  • Tuesday: Complete organizing page
  • Wednesday: Write first draft
  • Thursday: Edit first draft
  • Friday: Write Final draft

Writer’s Notebook

When students are ready to work independently, give each student a Paragraph Writing folder or binder section. Allow students to select their own prompts and pace themselves, gathering materials as needed. Require a specific number of paragraphs be completed per month or quarter.

✔ ALL DESIGNED TO FIT PERFECTLY IN A BRAD FOLDER OR BINDER.

★ Create a Paragraph Writing Center – Provide all the pages needed and swap out prompts each week. Students can use the center throughout the week as part of their literacy block.

⬇⬇ Want to learn even more? Keep scrolling! ⬇⬇

Writing Prompts/Brainstorming

  • Choose, Cut, & Paste Version
  • Pre-Print and Go Version

There are 20 prompts for each of the paragraph types: Opinion, Informative, and Narrative. In addition to the prompt, each sheet includes helpful information for writing that type of paragraph, room for brainstorming, and a checklist to track each step of the writing process.

Want to make your own prompts?

Use the blank version to create prompts for topics relevant to your class, such as field trips, social issues, school events etc.

Organizing Pages

  • There is one organizing (planning) page for each of the three types of paragraphs.
  • These sheets guide students through the process of taking the ideas from their brainstorming and organizing them into the elements they will need to write the paragraph.
  • Each sheet features instructions unique to that particular type of paragraph.
  • If you do not wish to use such specific terminology, there is also a more generic without a paragraph type label.

First Draft

  • There is one sheet for each of the three types of writing.
  • There is also a generic paragraph writing version
  • The writing lines are “handwriting” style

Revising & Editing

  • Each paragraph type includes an editing & revision checklist.
  • The common editing marks are included as a reminder.

Final Draft/Paragraph Checklist

  • A final draft page is included.
  • Publishing pages are also included if students would like to add a picture to their paragraph or if you would like to display the students’ writing.

Grading Rubrics and Linking Words Poster (11 pages)

  • Two types of rubrics are offered for each of the three types of paragraphs.
  • The first is a detailed, whole-page grid.
  • The second is a less formal, half-page format that allows you to use whatever system works for you.
  • A more general rubric is also included.

All pages with student write-on lines (organizing, first draft, and final draft) are provided in two versions for first and second grades. First grade lines are bigger and second grade versions allow for longer paragraphs. In some cases the accompanying guidelines are also differentiated

Need this product for older students? Try I Heart Paragraph Writing Grades 3-6.

Common Core

The student guides (instructions on organization sheet, Did You checklist etc.) and grading rubrics were designed to align with the English Language Arts Writing Common Core Standards for grades 1-2. All of the writing standards relevant to paragraph writing are addressed in this resource.

This resource will also work well for teachers who are not using the Common Core Standards.

Terms of Use

This resource was created by Rachel Lynette for Minds in Bloom INC., all rights reserved. It may be used by the original purchaser for single class use only. Teachers may distribute this product in email, through google classroom or over the Internet to their students (and parents) as long as the site is password protected. In other words, you may distribute it to your own students but may not put it on the Internet where it could be publicly found and downloaded. If you want to share this resource with colleagues, please purchase additional licenses from TpT. Thank you for respecting these terms of use. 🙂

Happy Teaching!

Rachel Lynette & Cassi Noack

www.minds-in-Bloom.com

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