Piece of the Paragraph

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Purpose:

To provide students with a template that clearly states the main components of a paragraph. This organizer is for use with writing assignments.

Introduction:

Students can use this graphic organizer as a pre-writing activity for any paragraph writing assignment. By completing each section of the template and then rewriting the sentences in paragraph form, students will create a complete, organized final product.

Directions for using the graphic organizer:

  1. Review the structure of a typical paragraph with students.
  2. Explain the writing assignment to students.
  3. Show the students an example of a completed Piece of the Paragraph graphic organizer.
  4. Tell students that when they have completed their graphic organizer and checked it with the teacher, they will be recopying their sentences into paragraph form.  

Example:

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Graphic Organizer:

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