Introductory Academic Essay and Paragraph Writing Exercises and Worksheets

  • Basic or elementary academic writing classes usually focus on brainstorming, outlining, writing topic and support sentences and essay structure.
  • A teacher might also teach the various forms of attention getters, some basic transitions and different kinds of essay conclusions.
  • This page contains links to some possible worksheets for these components of an introductory essay writing course.

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Writing topics

11 essential elementary writing exercises

Transitions/linking words



Descriptive writing


Narrative essay

Process essay

Describing graphs

Classification essay

Letter writing

Graphic organizers/pre-writing ideas