One-on-one online writing courses for kids in elementary, middle and high school. Building basic writing skills covering the mechanics of sentences and paragraphs.

High School Paragraph Writing

Course Overview

This eight-week course focuses on the fundamental unit of essays and reports: the paragraph. Students will learn the parts of the paragraph (topic, supporting, and concluding sentences) and the types of paragraphs (narrative, descriptive, expository, and persuasive).

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Course Objectives:

Unit 1 – The Beginning – What Makes a Paragraph?

Students will understand what makes up a paragraph and will write their own topic sentences.

Unit 2 – The Middle – Supporting Sentences in Your Paragraph

Students will continue to write topic sentences and will create supporting sentences for those topic sentences.

Unit 3 – The End – Concluding Sentences

Students will be writing concluding sentences that reflect the topic and provide a sense of closure for the reader.

Unit 4 – The Narrative Paragraph

Students will write a personal narrative paragraph.

Unit 5 – The Descriptive Paragraph

Students will write a descriptive paragraph using all of their senses to include exciting verbs, colorful adjectives, and vivid adverbs.

Unit 6 – The Expository Paragraph

Students will write an expository paragraph in the third person perspective (he, she, it, they, their), including the topic sentence, supporting detail sentences, and a closing sentence.

Unit 7 – The Persuasive Paragraph

Students will be able to write persuasively using solid persuasive strategies.

Unit 8 – It’s a Party!

Students will write a specific kind of paragraph of their choosing and share it with classmates.

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