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How to Write Body Paragraphs

In this lesson, students learn tips for writing body paragraphs. They review the main components of body paragraphs and practice writing their own. They also learn about transitional phrases and topic sentences.

Printable Lesson

PDFs:

  • 2–3 hours
  • 10 pages
Audio

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Tasks
  • free writing
  • writing explanation
  • writing tips
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • writing practice
  • comprehension check-in
  • discussion questions
  • writing challenge
Vocabulary
  • transitional phrase
  • evidence
  • choppy
  • smooth
  • declarative
  • take a stand
  • testimonial
  • rule of thumb
  • citation
  • redundant
Grammar
  • transitional phrases
Tasks

Launch

Due

Answer Key

  • Lesson Objective

  • Warm-Up

  • Vocabulary Preview A

  • Vocabulary Preview B

  • Components of Body Paragraphs

  • Writing Practice A

  • Example Body Paragraph

  • Writing Practice B

  • Transitions

  • Writing Practice C

  • Topic Sentences

  • Writing Practice D

  • Transitional Words & Phrases

  • Pair Practice 1

  • Evidence

  • Research & Writing: Part 1

  • Research & Writing: Part 2

  • Direct & Indirect Quotes

  • Pair Practice 2

  • Summary or Closing Statement

  • Comprehension

  • Checklist

  • Assessment