Back to Basics

22nd November 2013 at 00:00
When writing, every student needs to know how to order their thoughts in a logical and structured way. Teach them with the help of these engaging resources on paragraphs

1. Light up paragraphs

What is it? A starter activity that uses a traffic-light model to help students understand how to structure a paragraph

What users say "This will be fantastic for revising and consolidating paragraphs before assessments - thank you for all your hard work!"


2. Powerful pointers

What is it? A comprehensive PowerPoint on how to set out paragraphs and when to start a new one. Activities are included

What users say "Thanks for this - it was great for reviewing paragraphs with my class and I was able to adapt it to add my own activity."


3. New beginnings

What is it? A worksheet to help students practise starting new paragraphs when they are changing topic

What users say "Great. I needed a lesson for my class, who are finding paragraphs tough, and this was perfect to adapt. Thanks."


4. Revise the rules

What is it? Student revision tips explaining how to organise and edit paragraphs

What users say "Very useful. Clear, to the point and helpful. Thank you."


5. Review the evidence

What is it? Review notes on paragraphs, complete with exercises to help students practise their writing skills

What users say "Well-presented, clear and helpful."


6. Conditions of use

What is it? An extensive presentation explaining how to use paragraphs

What users say "This PowerPoint would be useful to follow when teaching lessons on paragraphs. It covers key ideas that students need to remember and practise."


7. Starting signs

What is it? Colourful classroom posters that remind students when to start a new paragraph

What users say "Really clear - just what I needed."


8. Group dynamics

What is it? Sentence cards that can be grouped according to topic in order to create paragraphs

What users say "Exactly what I needed. It saved me a great deal of time."


9. Distinguishing dialogue

What is it? A recap of how to form paragraphs, including how to use paragraphs when writing dialogue

What users say "Another great time-saver. Paragraphs are always an issue and it will be good to have this presentation up my sleeve."


10. Reliable writing

What is it? A PowerPoint offering tips on how to craft perfect paragraphs and an accompanying worksheet to guide students

What users say "Lovely tool for revision - thanks."



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