Essay Essentials: Paragraph Basics
In this one-time English Language Arts writing class, middle school students work through easy to follow steps to writing a complete paragraph, the building block to essay writing. The class plans and writes a paragraph together.
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Paragraphs are the building block of quality writing. Before students can tackle longer writing assignments, it is crucial to master the paragraph. This class will walk learners through writing a basic paragraph together, focusing on the writing process and elements of a paragraph. We will begin with brainstorming and organizing a paragraph, and cover topic sentences, supporting details, and closing sentences. Students will select a topic and we will write a paragraph together during...
Students will improve their ability write well-structured, complete paragraphs.
I have a Bachelor of Arts in English, and held a Professional Teaching Certificate in Florida to teach English in grades 6-12. For the past several years I have taught small group classes on essay writing, including how to write paragraphs.
Students will need a pencil and paper. A PDF will also be provided in the classroom the weekend before class.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students will be informally assessed through class discussion to ensure student understanding and so I, as the teacher, can adapt the class to student's needs. There is no formal assessment.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Martha JacksonPursuing Progress Over Perfection
271 total reviews
289 completed classes
Hi! My name is Martha Jackson. I mainly teach writing and literature, and I absolutely love it. My classes focus on breaking down complex ideas into bite-size pieces, giving students concrete tools to grow in specific areas (conducting research,...