Once children have a solid understanding of sentence structure, it’s important to begin to teach them to group their sentences into topics. A group of sentences with the same topic is a paragraph. A paragraph includes a main idea sentence that tells what the rest of the sentneces will be about. When teaching your child how to write a paragraph, start with a main topic, then brainstorm a small list of details that pertain to that same topic. Help students pick and choose details and expand on each to create a complete sentence.
Use the following Paragraph Chart as a reminder in your classroom. Practice writing a paragraph with the free brainstorming worksheet below.
How to Write A Paragraph
This is a colorful step-by-step chart outlining the necessary steps to write a paragraph. Hang this chart in the classroom for students learning to write a paragraph. This will take students from Brainstorming through Editing.
How to Write a Paragraph: Brainstorming Outline
This is a fantastic first introduction to paragraph writing as children brainstorm and write about their teacher. Use this free sample lesson with the above chart to aid students with paragraph writing.