Develop Paragraphs–One Sentence at a Time

Develop Paragraphs–One Sentence at a Time

The paragraph is the building block of solid writing. A paragraph (or set of paragraphs) develops a part of the topic; it explains a facet of the topic. Strong writing includes multiple facets of a bigger idea explored among several paragraphs. However, writing a...
Show Students How to Indent New Paragraphs

Show Students How to Indent New Paragraphs

FAQ: How do you teach students to start a new paragraph? ANSWER: Students need to know when to indent and start a new paragraph. Share with them the 3 most common scenarios: When the sub-topic changes–When the facts, information, details, or ideas shift to...
Build Strong Writing Paragraph by Paragraph

Build Strong Writing Paragraph by Paragraph

Teaching students to write paragraphs requires us to reconsider what we learned as the hard and fast rules of writing. We cannot continue to tell students that paragraphs must include a specific number of sentences and also have a literal topic sentence. In fact,...