Middle School Paragraph Writing

Middle School: Powerful Paragraphs

Course Overview

Students work on developing clear and precisely written paragraphs on a variety of topics. They create topic sentences, details, and closing sentences. They write expository, narrative, and descriptive paragraphs.

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Course Objectives

Unit 1 – The Topic Sentence

Students review the elements of a complete sentence and then identify the topic sentence of a paragraph and create their own topic sentences.

Unit 2 – Supporting Details

Students identify supporting details and write their own supporting details.

Unit 3 – Closing Sentence

Students choose the best closing sentence for a paragraph and then create their own. They also write a complete paragraph.

Unit 4 – Writing in Chronological Order

Students write paragraphs listing events and steps in chronological order.

Unit 5 – Narrative Paragraphs

Students write narrative paragraphs using both creativity and life experiences.

Unit 6 – Descriptive Paragraphs

Students write descriptive paragraphs using real and imagined scenes and objects.

Unit 7 – Compare/Contrast Paragraphs

Students use comparison and contrasting as a method to write paragraphs.

Unit 8 – Proofreading and Editing

Students proofread and self-edit their own expository and narrative paragraphs.