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How to Write Body Paragraphs

Writing in English

Int – Adv

Grades 9–12

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.

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  • writing explanation
  • writing tips
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • writing practice
  • comprehension check-in
  • discussion questions
  • writing challenge
Task Content
  • Lesson Objective(Reference)
  • Warm-Up(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Components of Body Paragraphs(Reference)
  • Writing Practice A(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Example Body Paragraph(Reference)
  • Writing Practice B(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Transitions(Reference)
  • Writing Practice C(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Topic Sentences(Reference)
  • Writing Practice D(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Transitional Words & Phrases(Reference)
  • Pair Practice 1(Reference)
  • Evidence(Reference)
  • Research & Writing: Part 1(Reference)
  • Research & Writing: Part 2(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Direct & Indirect Quotes(Reference)
  • Pair Practice 2(Reference)
  • Summary or Closing Statement(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Checklist(Reference)
  • Assessment (Open-Ended Questions)