Lesson Planning of Paragraph Writing


Students` Learning Outcomes

  • Use appropriate vocabulary and tense to write a simple guided paragraph by narrating an activity from the immediate surroundings.

Information for Teachers

  • A paragraph has a main sentence and then its explanation.
  • When we write we must put all the sentences about one thing or idea together in a paragraph i.e. every paragraph talks about just one thing in detail.
  • Topic sentence: It is the main sentence or idea around which the development of the paragraph takes place. All the sentences have an idea, the whole paragraph moves around the information related to that idea only.


  • A narrative paragraph often tells a story. It has events told in proper order it has actions, characters, a setting and a problem to solve.
  • A guided paragraph means to write with the help of some guidelines provided.


  • The students will write a paragraph using the given guide words, phrases and sentences.
  • During discussion revise the idea of topic sentence or title sentence around which each paragraph develops.
  • This lesson will be a development of the earlier lesson on narrative paragraphs.
  • Students will learn to relate their knowledge to familiar situations.
  • While teaching the lesson, the teacher should also consult the textbook at all steps where and when it is required.

Material / Resources

Writing board, chalk / marker, duster, photographs from newspapers / magazines, story book


  •  A story book can be used (fairy tale)
  • Ask the students what they saw in school in the morning / during break, during the lessons / inside the class.


  • Encourage the students to speak and develop their confidence.
  • Remind them that when we use something that has already happened, we use the past tense of the action words.


Activity 1

  • Ask the students to discuss for five minutes and think of an activity of the school they want to share with others. It could be a cricket match, a morning assembly, an incident of the class or prize distribution, etc.


  • Give them five minutes to share with each other.
  • Ask a few volunteers to share the incident with the class.
  • Instruct them while speaking about the event, to use action verbs (past tense form).
  • Explain to them that when we are sharing an event which has already occurred, we use past tense form of the verbs.

Activity 2

  • Ask the students:
  • Why did they remember the event?
  • Was it interesting or not?
  • After discussion allow them to write the event in their notebooks.
  • Provide help where required.


  • Remind them that a paragraph starts with the topic sentence.
  • Discuss the important elements of paragraph writing.

Activity 3

Tell the students that now they are teachers, and they should check each other`s work. Ask them to correct errors in the writing as a teacher does. (This will make the students more enthusiastic about the activity)


  • Inform them that this is known as editing.
  • Ask the students to re-write the revised paragraph neatly in their notebooks.
  • Ask them to underline all the verbs / action word that have been used.

Sum up / Conclusion

  • Ask the students to read out their work in the class.
  • Ask them the meaning of a topic sentence.
  • Ask them: Why do we write narrative paragraph?
  • Find the exercise related to the topic in the textbook. Students must do this exercise in the notebook or on the textbook.


  • Assess the students` written work and give them marks. Teacher can give test in the following week.
  • Ask them to write a narrative paragraph of five to six sentences about an important incident that took place at home. That could be a marriage, engagement or some other sad or happy incident of the family.

Follow up

  • Write a narrative paragraph, describing an activity at home (it can be about your mother working in the kitchen or younger /elder brother /sister doing something naughty, a day with friends or cousins)


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