Level 1: Sentence to Paragraph Writing - Suggested Ages: 12-14

Your student may be able to write a paragraph, but is it easy for them and is it interesting? Sentence to Paragraph is about creating descriptive well-written paragraphs.

In the first 6 lessons of Level 1 Sentence to Paragraph students start learning how to incorporate grammar into their sentences to create descriptive sentences. Their vocabulary increases as they find and use vivid words to write their descriptions that creatively express their thoughts.
In lessons 7 – 30 of Level 1 Sentence to Paragraph students learn how to organize their thoughts into a paragraph using the writing process: brainstorm, outline, rough draft, edit, and final copy. Students study and practice the writing process while sentence writing skills continue to be developed and incorporated into their paragraph writing. As a result students learn how to easily create interesting well-written paragraphs.

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  • Develops descriptive sentence writing skills. (Focus of first 6 lessons)
    • Improves sentence writing with basic grammar and figures of speech
    • Develops informative yet concise well-structured sentences
    • Develops creative expression
    • Teaches how to express thoughts and ideas with word pictures
  • Develops paragraph writing skills (Focus of 24 lessons)
    • Applies descriptive sentence writing skills to paragraph writing
    • Teaches the writing process: brainstorm, outline, rough draft, edit, and final copy
    • Progressively moves students step-by-step to teach and reinforce the writing process
    • Teaches different paragraph writing styles
    • Progresses to writing 2-paragraph papers
  • Creative poetry writing
    • Reinforces grammar and figures of speech
    • Develops creative expression
    • Develops how to create a word picture
  • Teacher friendly
    • At home with 1 or more students
    • Co-op friendly
    • Lesson plans formatted in an easy-to-follow system
    • Grading guidelines using student checklists
    • 30 lessons with lesson plans for either a one- or two-year format

The Write Foundation has a free reading list for each curriculum level to encourage reading of quality literature.
Free Sentence To Paragraph Reading List

Sample Lesson Plans

For a detailed scope and sequence: Syllabus

Sentence to Paragraph Writing is designed for the student who can write a basic sentence and follow directions. The student learns how to incorporate grammar into writing more descriptive sentences, while also becoming skilled at the organizational process. Creative writing is taught by the inclusion of figures of speech and grammar.

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One of my favorite things about this curriculum is that my kids didn’t have to come up with their own ideas for what to write about. That can be an enormous hindrance in the writing process when a child is trying to remember all they need to know in order to write, which leaves little to no room to consider what topic they might wish to write about.Dianne, Bunny Trails