Paragraph Writing Organizer

Lesson Plan of Paragraph Writing Organizer

English Grade VI

Students’ Learning Outcomes

·         Write a simple unified paragraph on a given topic.
·         Add adequate supporting details (Example, definition or evidence) to develop the main idea.
·         Use appropriate pronoun-antecedent relationship and transitional devices.
·         Use chronological/sequential order of arranging details.

Information for Teacher

·         A paragraph is a collection of sentences that fleshes out a single idea.
·         A paragraph consists of numerous sentences that are assembled together.
·         Paragraph has three main parts.
·         These three parts are the topic sentence, body sentences, and the concluding sentence.
·         Whereas the first two of these components are always present, not every paragraph has a concluding sentence

Concept Map

Material / Resources

Routine classroom resources

Worm up activity

·         Stand in front of the class where every single student can see you.
·         Hold the book and open any page which contains a paragraph.
·         Show the class, the paragraph and let them know that this is a paragraph.
·         ask the students to open different paragraphs from their textbooks and identify the feature of paragraph i.e.
1.       topic sentence
2.       supporting details
3.       evidences
4.       concluding sentence
Sample paragraph
(Constellations are stars that form the familiar patterns in the night sky. most of them were named after Greek in Roman legends. the early people used their imagination so curiously to explain how the different figures animal and men came to place in the sky. each of the old constellations has an interesting story behind its name. at first knowledge of the constellation can make the night sky a fascinating story and picture book certainly but then it gave new horizon to the discovery of the universe.)
Topic Sentence: Constellations of stars that form the familiar patterns in the night sky.
Supporting Detail:  All the sentences except topic sentence are supporting details
        I.            People used their imagination to explain how different figures of __________
      II.            Each of the old constellations has an interesting story behind its name.
 Concluding Sentence:  Knowledge of the constellation can make this night sky a              fascinating story and picture book certainly but then it gave new horizon to the discovery of the universe.
Adjective: Early, interesting, fascinating, night, familiar
Adverb:  curiously, certainly
Transitional Devices: at first, then
Connector: but
Explain the following to the students:
1.     Modifiers
2.     Adjectives
3.     Adverbs
4.     Connectors
Expected response:
1.       A person or thing that makes partial or minor changes to something.
2.       A word or phrase naming an attribute, added to or grammatically related to a noun to modify or describe it.
3.       A word or phrase that modifies or qualifies an adjective, verb, or other adverb or a word group, expressing a relation of place, time, circumstance, manner, cause, degree, etc. (e.g., gently, quite, then, there).
4.       A thing that contacts two or more things together.


Activity 1

·         Ask the students to select any topic from the following and write a paragraph keeping in mind all the features of a paragraph.
·         Importance of markets/forest.
·         Importance of keeping your city clean.
·         Draw the following worksheet on the board.
Paragraph Writing Organizer
·         Organize your ideas according to the given format.

Topic Sentence: ___________________________________________________________.

Supporting Detail 1: ________________________________________________

Supporting Detail 2: _______________________________________________

Concluding Sentence:  _____________________________________________

·         Given the students 15 minutes, and after they are done with it, check work of some students and appreciate them.

Activity 2

·         Divide the students in pairs and ask them to exchange their notebooks and check each other work.
·         Each student must ask the other, why he has selected the particular topic.
·         Ask them to discuss the topic and write important points of their discussion on next page.
·         This will help the students to recall the brainstorming and min mapping strategies.

Sum up / Conclusion

·         To conclude this lesson, you should select one student’s notebook, who has written the best paragraph, and explain the format as well as the details of the paragraph


·        Ask the students:
           Q1. What are the features of a paragraph?
            Q2. What are modifiers give at least five examples?

Follow up

·         Ask the students to select any topic of their choice and write a paragraph on it from home.

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