Middle School Paragraph Writing
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.
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.