Elementary paragraph and essay writing skills include brainstorming and outlining, as well as the ability to write attention getters, topic and support sentences.
This is a bare bones elementary paragraph writing lesson for English language learners that aims to help them understand paragraph types and the components of a paragraph. It is particularly aimed at students who have vocabulary skills but almost no writing skills.
This is a brainstorming and academic essay planning worksheet for students writing essays. The best way to get ideas for a paragraph or essay is to brainstorm with the aid of a graphic organizer. Students can freely associate ideas to a topic. This allows them to be more creative and explore any path their minds might take.
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This is a paragraph outline worksheet to help students learn how to write a basic paragraph.
This is an essay outline worksheet to help students focus on organization and planning when preparing to write essays.
In this worksheet students practice writing main idea sentences by looking at the pictures, and writing an appropriate main idea sentence. They should try to express themselves freely.
Attention getters are essential at the beginning of a paragraph or an essay when you want to attract the reader’s attention. There are many kinds of attention getters but a few of the most common are anecdotes, quotation, provocative questions and surprising facts or statistics. Students can practice attention getters by looking at the pictures and trying to write an attention getter for each one.
This worksheet is a good way to challenge students’ knowledge of different types of attention getters.
This is another worksheet that tries to impress upon students the importance of good openings or attention getters.
This support sentence writing worksheet can be used to test students’ understanding of both topic and support sentences.