Writing a paragraph is an important skill for young learners to express a series of thoughts or ideas. We build upon this foundation to help organize our thoughts when we share written information. The following is the basic structure on how to build a basic paragraph with ideas on how to connect ideas with your five senses.
When tutoring young learners, I teach this formula as a foundation for ideas to be simplified, as well as for skills to be progressed. Use this outline as a way to help organize thoughts for re-tell and story-telling.
What is the Title or Topic?
1. Brainstorm (10 mins)
- Point or Number Form
- or Spiderweb Circles
2. Rough Draft (10 mins)
Include at least 5 points like:
|Where?||How?||It reminds me of…|
|When?||Why?||I wonder how…|
Include your 6 senses:
3. Good Draft (15 mins)
Clean up your work. Each thought should end with a period. Use the checklist:
|Check Spelling||SPACES BETWEEN WORDS|
- Introduction: What is it about?
- First… Description:
- Next… Description:
- Then… Description:
- Last, it reminds me of…
- I wonder how … why ….?