Good paragraphs are the foundation of any writing project. Below is a unit designed to introduce students to the basics of a strong paragraph. In particular, there is a focus in this unit on organization, one of the traits of writing with which students tend to have the most trouble.

Lesson 1: What is a paragraph?

Lesson 2: Topic sentences

Lesson 3: Supporting sentences

Lesson 4: Developing a working plan

Lesson 5: Arranging details in chronological order

Lesson 6: Arranging details in spatial order

Lesson 7: Arranging details in order of importance

Lesson 8: Arranging details in compare and contrast order