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Paragraph writing lesson plan
 
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Teaching high school students how to write a 5 sentence paragraph
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Writing Skills: The Paragraph
 
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http://www.engvid.com The paragraph is the most important unit of a well-written essay. The paragraph has a specific structure and standards that make it effective and enjoyable to read. In this writing lesson we will look at how to construct good paragraphs and improve writing with better flow and clarity. After the lesson, take the quiz: http://www.engvid.com/writing-skills-paragraph/ TRANSCRIPT Hi, welcome again to www.engvid.com. I'm Adam. Today's lesson is about the paragraph. It's a writing lesson, and I want to show people what a paragraph is and how to construct one, what to do, what not to do so you can write very clear, very tight paragraphs. This is especially important for IELTS, TOEFL, SAT students but everybody has to follow the exact same rules. Now before I even begin, I must say that I'm talking mostly about academic writing or even business writing. Creative writing like novels or short stories, anything fiction, you can do anything you want. Only always remember: somebody has to read what you wrote so it has to be clear. But academic essays, for example, certain rules you have to follow; you have to be very careful about them. So let's begin. In terms of like the actual way a paragraph looks: you have to indent or skip a line. So let me just make sure you understand what an indent is. This is an indent, the first line a little bit pushed in or you can make sure you skip a line between paragraphs. But don't do both. If you skip a line, don't indent. Okay? That's the main thing. Now, that's in terms of the way it looks. In terms of content -- and this, I can't stress this enough -- very, very, very important: one central idea in one paragraph. Okay? I've seen many people, I've seen many essays where you start a paragraph talking about one thing, and then you go off on a tangent and talk about something completely unrelated. So for example: if you start a paragraph and you're talking about apples, continue to talk about apples. If you go to oranges, that's maybe okay because you're still talking about fruit. But if you start with apples, go to oranges, go to bananas, and then end up with monkeys in space there's a bit of a problem; the reader has no idea what you're talking about. One paragraph, one central idea. Now, make sure that you tell the reader what this central idea is. This is your thesis statement. Okay? It's a very general sentence. All it does is introduce the topic of the paragraph, nothing else. All the details comes after. So speaking of details, we'll talk about details in detail, but all other ideas, all the other sentences, all your sentences with the details must directly relate back to the main idea. So let's say here is your thesis statement; very general, every sentence after must relate back to that thesis statement. Okay? You can't go off to another idea. Everything must support this, must talk about the same topic. Very important. Okay? How long should your paragraph be? Technically, a paragraph could be one sentence, but in an academic essay that rarely happens. But it could be any length you want, as long as you're still on that one topic, as long as you still have things to write and things to say about that topic, say it. If you have four sentences, fine; if you have 10 sentences, also okay. Again, for IELTS, TOEFL, SAT students: four, five sentences should be your limit. You can't be too long because you don't have time and you're going to start making mistakes. So now, the details. Very important to have lots of details. Why is this topic important to your overall idea of your essay? Not only tell me what is the topic, what is the thesis statement of the paragraph, make sure you explain to me why this is important to the general idea of the essay. Give me your reasons. Now, why is it important? And then reasons, why you think what you're saying supports this idea. Examples, always use examples because giving me the reasons is okay; examples make me see exactly what you're trying to say. Very easy for me to understand what you're trying to say. Now, in terms of flow, in terms of the way the reader can approach the paragraph, you have to have bridges. What is, what do bridges mean? Basically, when you have one idea in this sentence, you must connect it to the next sentence, you must connect it to the next sentence. Every sentence must have a link to the next sentence. This creates flow, makes it much easier to read and understand, and it keeps you on the one topic. Now, key terms. If you're talking about something specific and you have to use a key term, use it as many times as you need to. Otherwise, avoid repetition. Try not to use the same word more than once in one paragraph. Okay? For example: if you're using the word "moreover" in the paragraph, don't use it, don't use "moreover" again -- use "in addition to", use "furthermore", "another", etc. Try to avoid using one word more than once, especially in the same paragraph.
How to write a basic paragraph
 
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http://www.engvid.com/ A writing lesson for absolute beginners! Here are four very basic rules you must follow when writing simple paragraphs. Learn the basics -- capitals, indentation, line spacing, and more. Then take the quiz: http://www.engvid.com/how-to-write-a-basic-paragraph/ TRANSCRIPT Hello. Do you know how to write a basic paragraph? This is not only for ESL students. This is for everyone around the world, even if you speak English, even if you don't speak English. This is a very, very beautiful, basic lesson on how to write small, short, beautiful paragraphs. "How to Write a Basic Paragraph". Now, I also want you to be very careful. This is not how to write a 200-word essay for your university exam. We don't have enough time in the world for me to teach you that, and I probably forget. So this is, very simply, how to write a basic English paragraph. One, two, three, four rules. Rule No. 1 is: Indent, indent. What does "indent" mean? Indent, basically, means -- I learned this when I was a child -- you take your finger. You can have a big finger, a small finger -- I don't care. You take your finger or two fingers, and you make a little space like so. This is called an "indentation" or "indent". So "indent" means you leave a space at the very first line of the paragraph. And that's it. You do not leave a space at any other lines in the paragraph, only the first line. So it's very important that you only indent the first line of your paragraph like so. Okay. The next thing that you have to do is you have to use a capital letter at the beginning of every sentence. Now, the word that I've written is "I". Another rule in English is that every single time you write "I", it must be a capital. So I'm going to write an example sentence for you to illustrate what I mean: "I am a teacher." Okay? This is one sentence. So rule No. 3: At the end of my sentence, I must use a period. A "period" is a dot, if you'd like. So "I am a teacher." So what I'm going to do is my next sentence... I'm going to begin it with a capital letter. "My" -- so I want to say, "My name -- My name is Ronnie." So what I've done: Rule No. 1, indent. Rule No. 2, you have to use a capital letter at the beginning of every new sentence. Rule No. 3, you're going to use a period at the end of each sentence so that the person reading your beautiful paragraph knows when to stop and take a break. For example, if I did not have a period here, I'd say, "I'm a teacher my name is Ronnie." You need to break up your ideas. So one sentence has one thought and one period. "I am a teacher. My name is Ronnie." Next one. No. 4. I see this in a lot of students' writing. The two basic things about a paragraph are the form and the content. The form is the most important. The form is the indentation. And don't use point form. Do you know what "point form" is? If you're typing something on Word or on an email, "point form" is also called "bullets", which [makes shooting sounds]. So "bullet" means you would put each new sentence on a new line. So if I was to write this: "I'm a teacher", then I would put my next sentence here. This is not how to make a paragraph. This is "point form". So this is a bad paragraph. What I'm going to do is I'm going to write until I almost reach the end of the page. Don't write past the end of the page because then you're writing on the desk and it gets messy. So "I am a teacher. My name is Ronnie. I live -- so I'm going to use up all of my line until the end -- I live in Canada." What would you like to know about Canada? "Canada is very cold." In the winter. So as you can see by my example, I only stop my sentence at the end of my paper. I don't use each sentence on each line. So four basic things to remember when you're writing a basic English paragraph. The first one is: Indent the first line of your paragraph only. Use a capital letter at the beginning of each new line or each new sentence. And use a period at the end. Also, don't forget: Don't use point form. "I am a teacher. My name is Ronnie. I live in Canada. Canada is very cold. Go to 'Subscribe' on YouTube so you can find more great lessons like this." Goodbye.
3rd Grade 5 Square Paragraph Common Core Writing Lesson from WriteSteps
 
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How To Teach the Paragraph
 
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From: CreateBetterWriters.com / Writing instruction does NOT need to be difficult. If your student can write a paragraph, your student can write anything from an essay, to a research report, to an in-depth story. It all starts with one simple trick. Teach this trick in minutes, have your students practice it several times, and your students will have a solid grasp for writing paragraphs. Use this trick to write stories, summarize stories, write reports, and more. No assignment is too difficult. You'll be amazed at how quickly even reluctant learners can grasp this concept. Watch this video for a demonstration of the one simple trick. Order the lesson plan below to get step-by-step directions, assessments, writing topics, and how to use this trick all across your curriculum. Go to http://www.createbetterwriters.com/Home_Page.html for more information.
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Paragraph Writing
 
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This animation teaches the learner to define paragraph and create a sample paragraph. This is a product of Mexus Education Pvt. Ltd., an education innovations company based in Mumbai, India. http://www.mexuseducation.com, http://www.ikenstore.in
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Lesson english how to write a paragraph (writing)
 
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Lesson english how to write a paragraph (writing)
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How to Develop & Write a Paragraph : English & Writing Tips
 
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Subscribe Now: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=ehoweducation Watch More: http://www.youtube.com/ehoweducation A paragraph is a lot more than just a grouping of words - it's a collection of ideas and even feelings. Develop and write a paragraph with help from a professional educator in this free video clip. Expert: Cristina Gutierrez-Brewster Bio: Cristina Gutierrez-Brewster has successfully improved the reading and writing skills of fifth-through-eighth grade, inner-city youths for six years. Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz Series Description: Teaching effectively is all about finding a path that works for both yourself and your students. Get English teacher tips with help from a professional educator in this free video series.
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How to Write a Good Paragraph ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
 
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Topic Sentence, Supporting Ideas, Adding Details, Conclusion 100s of awesome writing samples https://goo.gl/TxGaqS
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Paragraph Development - Writing Resource video 1
 
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Learn how to develop more effective paragraphs.
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Writing Lessons : How to Teach Writing Skills to ESL Students
 
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To teach writing skills to ESL students, incorporate writing into everyday tasks, giving writing practice a function, have students keep a notebook of ideas in English and use writer's workshops. Make writing more approachable to ESL students with help from a writing instructor in this free video on teaching writing. Expert: Laura Minnegerode Bio: Laura Minnigerode is a writing instructor and former classroom teacher. Filmmaker: Todd Green
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How to Write Basic Topic Sentences & Paragraphs  ESL Color Code
 
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Learn how to write a basic topic sentence and paragraphs in easy English; see common mistakes. A simple, easy way for beginners. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE and SHARE with your friends! http://www.englishclip.com/ This video is to help students understand how a topic sentence works in a paragraph. It shows how the topic sentence controls the content and how the content supports the topic sentence. The vocabulary used in the video has been kept at an easy level, and the spoken rate is quite slow to help students to follow. It can also be used for teaching in the classroom. The volume could be turned down, and the teacher could just use the frames and supply his or her explanation. Some teachers get the students to use the color codes when they are writing. I think this is very cool and productive. https://www.facebook.com/EnglishClip/ https://twitter.com/EnglishClip
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3rd Grade Game for Writing Skills : English & Writing Lessons
 
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Subscribe Now: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=ehoweducation Watch More: http://www.youtube.com/ehoweducation Games can be a great way to teach younger kids how to improve their writing skills. Learn about third grade games for writing skills with help from a professional reading and English tutor in this free video clip. Expert: Cristina Gutierrez-Brewster Bio: Cristina Gutierrez-Brewster has successfully improved the reading and writing skills of fifth-through-eighth grade, inner-city youths for six years. Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz Series Description: Understanding English and writing, along with how to really use these topics to your own benefit, is a cornerstone of any person's education. Get tips on subjects related to English and writing with help from a professional reading and English tutor in this free video series.
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lesson plan on writing a 5 paragraph narrative essay
 
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Writing a paragraph with high school ELLs
 
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Learn how Michelle Lawrence helps her students turn their brainstorm into a paragraph.
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Paragraph Plan
 
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A plan to help you get started writing your paragraph. Free plan sheet: http://bit.ly/2lswhCZ Discount coupon for Paragraph Writing Course: http://bit.ly/2l1Tv1I Website: http://tutoringcentral.com/
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How to Write an Introductory Paragraph, Easy Essay Intro. Paragraph Format, High School Teacher Vlog
 
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An experienced high school English teacher shares tips and tricks to make your teaching life easier. Today, we’re talking about how to help our high school and middle school students write strong introductory paragraphs by following a simple four-step formula. Introductory paragraph slides and handout: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-to-Write-an-Introductory-Paragraph-FREE-Slides-Handout-Model-Intro-3439047 How to teach theme materials: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-to-Teach-Theme-Mini-Lecture-Slides-Literary-Analysis-Theme-CCSS-3427397 Brainstorming organizers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Brainstorming-Organizers-FREE-Handouts-Examples-to-Help-Teen-Writers-CCSS-3405571 Hooks: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Hook-the-Reader-with-Best-Launch-for-an-Introductory-Paragraph-466151 “The Scarlet Ibis” lesson materials: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Scarlet-Ibis-James-Hurst-3-day-lesson-lit-analysis-writing-tasks-CCSS-683570 “Thank You, Ma’am” lesson materials: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Thank-You-Maam-Langston-Hughes-story-literary-analysis-writing-task-CCSS-664193 Lots of advice and free resources for secondary teachers at https://laurarandazzo.com/ Music used with permission of Sing King: https://www.youtube.com/user/singkingkaraoke
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7th grade narrative writing lesson plan
 
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Paragraph Structure
 
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Watch Shaun's Smrt Live Class live for free on YouTube every Thursday at 17 00 GMT (17 00 GMT = https://goo.gl/cVKe0m). Become a Premium Subscriber: http://www.smrt.me/smrt/live Premium Subscribers receive: - Two 1-hour lessons per week with a Canadian or American teacher - Video-marked homework & assignments - Quizzes & exams - Official Smrt English Certification - Weekly group video chats In this video, we will discuss the structure and organization of a standard paragraph, as well as the importance of the topic sentence. After the video, students will have an understanding of paragraph structure and be able to write a strong topic sentence. Join the Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/leofgroup If you would like to support the stream, you can donate here: https://goo.gl/eUCz92 Exercise: http://smrtvideolessons.com/2013/03/16/paragraph-structure/ Learn English with Shaun at the Canadian College of English Language! http://www.canada-english.com
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Writing Lessons : How to Teach Paragraph Writing
 
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When teaching paragraph writing, help students brainstorm in order to format a topic sentence, supporting details and a conclusion. Learn the definition of a paragraph with tips from a credentialed teacher in this free video on writing lessons. Expert: Laura Minnigerode Contact: www.youngwritersworkshops.com Bio: Laura Minnigerode is a writing instructor and former classroom teacher. Filmmaker: Todd Green
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Writing a Descriptive Paragraph
 
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This video demonstrates the process of writing descriptive paragraph.
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Paragraph Structure for Information Reports
 
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A quick writing lesson on paragraph structure for an information report.
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How to Write a Concluding Paragraph, Easy Essay Conclusion Format, High School Teacher Vlog
 
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An experienced high school English teacher shares tips and tricks to make your teaching life easier. Today, we’re talking about how to help our high school and middle school students write strong concluding paragraphs by following a simple three-sentence formula. Introductory paragraph overview video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weWwlfzg_FA Concluding paragraph mini-lecture slides and student handout: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-to-Write-an-Conclusion-Paragraph-FREE-Slides-Handout-Model-Conclusions-3462619 “The Scarlet Ibis” lesson materials: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Scarlet-Ibis-James-Hurst-3-day-lesson-lit-analysis-writing-tasks-CCSS-683570 Argument essay writing unit: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Argumentative-Essay-Writing-Argument-Writing-How-to-Guide-Topics-Rubric-CCSS-1630110 MLA 8th Edition lesson materials: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/MLA-Citation-Lecture-Handouts-MLA-8th-Edition-in-text-citation-works-cited-466500 Lots of advice and free resources for secondary teachers at https://laurarandazzo.com/ Music used with permission of Sing King: https://www.youtube.com/user/singkingkaraoke
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"Hamburger" Paragraph Writing
 
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Paragraph writing using the "hamburger method." Outlines the elements of a paragraph giving students an understanding of good paragraph structure. . -- Created using PowToon -- Free sign up at http://www.powtoon.com/youtube/ -- Create animated videos and animated presentations for free. PowToon is a free tool that allows you to develop cool animated clips and animated presentations for your website, office meeting, sales pitch, nonprofit fundraiser, product launch, video resume, or anything else you could use an animated explainer video. PowToon's animation templates help you create animated presentations and animated explainer videos from scratch. Anyone can produce awesome animations quickly with PowToon, without the cost or hassle other professional animation services require.
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How to Write an Effective 5-Paragraph Essay: Formulas for 5-Paragraph Essay
 
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Here are simple formulas to write the 5-basic academic essay. The 5-paragraph essay is a standard way to write most essays. The 5-paragraph essay has an introduction, 3 body paragraphs, and a conclusion. The 5-paragraph essay is also called the 1-3-1 essay.
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How to improve your English writing skills? - Free English lesson
 
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How to improve your English writing skills? - Free English lesson I will share easy and quick tips that will improve writing in formal and academic settings. • Avoid using contractions – Do not use contractions while constructing your sentences, esp. if you are writing a business email or formal letters i.e. words like don’t, can’t, shouldn’t, couldn’t, wouldn’t, isn’t, haven’t should be avoided. • Avoid there are/ there is – It will make your sentence more lengthy and boring to read. e.g There are many problems in her class (incorrect) Her class is facing many problems. (Correct) There is an exhibition at the hotel. (Incorrect) The hotel is holding an exhibition. (Correct) • Avoid using unnecessary words in your sentences like very; really, a lot instead use better vocabulary. It will definitely not change the meaning of your sentence but will make it sound interesting. Students think literature is very hard. Students think literature is difficult. • Make use of strong verbs – It will make your sentence sound more appropriate and concrete. He gave assistance to my friend. (weak verb) My friend assisted him. (Strong verb)
Parts of a Paragraph - English Academic Writing Introduction
 
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http://www.engvid.com/ English academic writing differs from other cultures. If you are looking to learn how to structure a written paragraph in English, this lesson will give you the simple formula that most university professors look for.
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Writing Lessons : How to Teach Writing a 5 Paragraph Essay
 
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Teaching students to write a five paragraph essay requires making sure the students are comfortable writing a paragraph, introducing the five paragraph model and having the students work with peers on editing and feedback. Use a writing workshop model to teach students paragraph writing with advice from a writing instructor in this free video on teaching writing. Expert: Laura Minnegerode Bio: Laura Minnigerode is a writing instructor and former classroom teacher. Filmmaker: Todd Green
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Format for the Paragraph
 
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Class Lesson on Parts of the Paragraph
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How to Write an Argumentative Essay - Planning
 
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Introducing the British Council’s How to Write an Argumentative Essay animated video series. This is the first of five simple and easy to follow videos that will show you how you can improve your writing. We will look at: • Planning and question analysis • Writing a paragraph • Introduction and conclusion • Counter paragraph • Editing The British Council is committed to sharing our expertise in English language learning. This series is a comprehensive online tuition guide, taking you through all the key elements you need for a good piece of argumentative essay writing. This series is particularly relevant to secondary school students struggling with their English curriculum. For more information on our courses, check out our website http://www.britishcouncil.sg/english/courses-secondary or use our other free resources at learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org. Alternatively, to speak to one of our customer service advisors, please contact us at: Napier Road Centre +65 6653 6042 Marsiling Centre +65 6653 6044 Tampines Centre +65 6653 6063 Toa Payoh Centre +65 6653 6045 You can also follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BritishCouncilSingapore), or Twitter (@sgBritish). Enjoy the videos!
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Summary Writing |  Learn How to Write Summary
 
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This animation teaches the learner to define a summary, list the steps for creating a summary and create a sample summary based on the learning. This is a product of Mexus Education Pvt. Ltd., an education innovations company based in Mumbai, India. http://www.mexuseducation.com, http://www.ikenstore.in
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Four Square Writing Method: A Graphic Organizer to Support Paragraph Writing
 
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Students learn to prove main points using facts, and then create a paragraph using a graphic organizer. For more information go to full lesson plan at http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/balancedliteracydiet/Recipe/00052/. Also go to http://www.LitDiet.org for hundreds of additional free lesson plans and for virtual tours of classrooms.
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Hamburger Paragraph Writing in Second Grade
 
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Learn the structure of a writing a paragraph, hamburger style.
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Paragraph Writing Lessons
 
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Paragraph Structure and Format
 
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In this video, I outline the basic elements of good paragraph structure (organization) and format (look). I provide an example paragraph.
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Writing Lessons : How to Teach Argumentative Writing
 
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Teaching argumentative writing is a productive and engaging way for children to learn the fundamentals of writing. Brainstorm and develop an argumentative paragraph with tips from a credentialed teacher in this free video on writing lessons. Expert: Laura Minnigerode Contact: www.youngwritersworkshops.com Bio: Laura Minnigerode is a writing instructor and former classroom teacher. Filmmaker: Todd Green
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Paragraph Rules: Practicing Paragraph Writing
 
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Reviewing and modeling the components of writing a paragraph helps students to develop writing fluency. See the lesson plan at http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/balancedliteracydiet/Recipe/50446/ and do a virtual tour of this teacher’s classroom at http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/balancedliteracydiet/12SC.html. Also go to http://www.LitDiet.org for more free teaching activities and virtual classroom tours.
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How to Write an Effective Essay: The Introduction
 
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http://www.engvid.com Learn the method for writing the perfect essay introduction. A good introduction makes writing an essay easy and reading it fun. AND YOU'LL GET A BETTER GRADE, TOO! Afterwards, test yourself with the quiz at http://www.engvid.com/effective-essay-introduction/#quiz.
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How to write a good essay: Paraphrasing the question
 
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Do you sometimes struggle to begin writing an essay when taking an exam? Good news! There is an important writing skill that will help you improve your essay introductions. This technique is called "paraphrasing", and it means rewriting something using different words. In this lesson, I will teach you how to paraphrase successfully and how to change essay questions into your own words. These skills are very useful for university and high school students, as well as any students writing English proficiency exams like the TOEFL or IELTS. TAKE THE QUIZ: http://www.engvid.com/how-to-write-a-good-essay-paraphrasing-the-question/ WATCH NEXT: Essay Writing – 6 ways to compare: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8WSzwBD7GQ TRANSCRIPT Hi, there. My name is Emma, and in today's video I'm going to teach you something very important for if you're taking any type of test that has a writing component. So, if you are taking the IELTS, the TOEFL, the CELPIP, even just a university test, it can be any type of test, but if you're asked to write something like an essay or a paragraph, this video is for you. Okay? So I'm going to teach you a very important skill that will help improve your marks when it comes to writing on tests. So, let's get started. So, I have here an essay question. This question is actually... I've seen it on the IELTS. You know, you have similar types of questions on the TOEFL, sometimes in university. The question is this: "Education is the single most important factor in the development of a country. Do you agree or disagree?" Or maybe: "To what extent do you agree or disagree?" So, this is an example of a question you might be asked. Now, a problem a lot of students have is in their answer to this question. They see this, and they think: "Okay, education is the most important factor in the development of a country, yes, I agree." So then they... Or: "I disagree", and they start writing. And what do they write? Usually the very first thing students will write is this: "I agree that education is the single most important factor in the development of a country because..." So, what is the problem with this? Is there any problem to start off your essay with something like this, or to start off your answer? There's a big problem. So I want you to take a moment and think: "What could be the problem with starting your essay off with this sentence?" Okay, well, if you noticed, you have here the word: "education, education, is, is, the single most important, most important factor". If you notice, these are the same. They're the exact same, except for: "I agree that" and "because". The student, here, has used the exact same wording that is in the question. So, if you do this on the IELTS-and many students do this, same with on the TOEFL-you actually will lose marks, and same with in university, because you're not showing your abilities; you're just copying what somebody else has said or what the essay question is. So, in this video, I'm going to show you first off... First off, I'm going to tell you: Don't do this, don't copy. And I'm going to teach you ways in order to improve yourself and your answer by changing this wording. How can you change your introduction so it's different than what the question is? Okay? So, let's look at how to make these changes. Okay, so what we are going to do in order to change the question into a proper answer that doesn't just copy the question, is we are going to paraphrase. So, the word here is: "paraphrase". This might be a new word for you. What does it mean to paraphrase something? Well, when we paraphrase, it means we take a sentence that, you know... We take somebody else's sentence and we change it into our own words. Okay? So, we change the words of a sentence, we also change maybe the sentence structure, but we keep all the same meaning. Okay? So, the meaning from the sentence you copy, it stays the same, same meaning, but different words and different sentence structure. Okay? So it's in your words, but this other person's meaning. So, we are going to paraphrase this example of a question into our own words. So, first we're going to look at how to do that using vocabulary and synonyms. So, we have here the same question: "Education is the single most important factor in the development of a country." How can we put this into new words or our own words that keep the same meaning? Well, we can use synonyms. So, this might be a new word for you, too. A "synonym". "Synonyms" are words that have the same meaning, but are different words.
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The Five Paragraph Essay
 
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Students learn how to write an essay for the 2002 series GED(r) test, how to: brainstorm ideas for the topic they are presented with, organize the ideas, write a topic sentence, and write an introductory and concluding paragraph. They also learn what to expect in the testing situation, for example, that the topic is given, that they have to brainstorm ideas without getting blocked, and that they will not have time to draft and re-copy a final essay. Five paragraph essay lessons like this one, while still pertinent for some high school equivalency tests such as the ETS HiSET test (available in Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Missouri, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, Nevada, New Jersey, Tennessee and Wyoming), are no longer the best preparation for the 2014 series GED(r) test. In this lesson students are given the topic: "What qualities do you think make up a good employer? Write an essay that identifies the qualities you think a good employer has, giving specific examples to back up your ideas." For more information, visit www.mlots.org
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The Dice Game: A Cooperative Story Writing Activity
 
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Students write a story together by completing sentences. Go to http://www.LitDiet.org for hundreds of free lesson plans and for virtual tours of classrooms.
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Writing a Paragraph 7th grade
 
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The Five Paragraph Argumentative Essay Structure
 
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This video will help you learn the structure of the five paragraph essay format used for argumentative writing.
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English Writing Skills 1: Sentence Punctuation and Contractions
 
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WATCH my new playlist on writing EMAIL in English. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfQSN9FlyB6T2jCi9GYh7DJ6FBEw1LGc7 ADDITIONAL EXERCISES: http://www.englishwithjennifer.com/exercises.php English Writing Skills 1 (intermediate/ advanced) Topics: Sentence Punctuation (using capital letters, periods, question marks, exclamation points) Contractions (using apostrophes) STUDENTS: Please visit my website for more practice. http://www.englishwithjennifer.com/exercises.php TEACHERS: Visit my WordPress blog for teaching ideas. http://englishwithjennifer.wordpress.com/ Click here for a punctuation activity. http://englishwithjennifer.wordpress.com/2009/11/16/sentence-first-aid-an-exercise-to-practice-punctuation/ Music Credit: Royalty-free, freeware music loop used. Title: "poindexter_jazz4" Artist: poindexter Retrieved from http://www.flashkit.com/loops/Easy_Listening/Jazz/poindext-poindext-5067/ ABOUT ME: Former classroom teacher. Published author. Online instructor. I've been online since 2007, posting videos for students, blogging for teachers, and providing different forms of language support. My goal is to make language studies enjoyable and productive. For more info and resources, visit www.englishwithjennifer.com.
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Essay Format - How to Write an English Composition in 4 Easy Steps!
 
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Essay Format - http://www.singlishtoenglish.com/essay-format/ - how to write an English essay An essay or composition is a written piece of work that is short and usually addresses just one subject. Many kids have trouble with their creative writing assignments and essays because they don't know the essay format and so don't have a clue on how to develop the subject matter. I'm going to break down essay format and simplify it so that essay writing becomes a breeze! English essay or composition writing can be a scary prospect even if you are fluent in the English language. I'm going to simplify and demystify essay writing and help you write the best essay ever. Here's the guide to essay writing in 4 easy stages. Now, how to start an essay? When you first get your essay topic, read it carefully. Then you can work out the essay plan. This is the first step in writing your essay. The essay plan is the essay structure and can be divided into 3 parts; the introduction, body of the essay and the conclusion. Each of these is made up of paragraphs. Paragraphs are a group of sentences which revolve around a single idea. The second step is the introduction. The essay introduction is the first paragraph in composition writing. It is usually very short and sets the scene or 'introduces' the subject of the essay. The readers attention should be snagged right here at the introduction. If you are writing about a pet or hobby, say your pet cat, then introduce the 'subject' here in the introduction. The introduction paragraph can even be just 1 dramatic sentence or 2 to 3 sentences long. If it's your cat that you are writing about, it will be introduced here, giving it's name and a brief description in this paragraph. The third step in essay writing is the body of the essay. The body of the essay is really the main story itself. Here you can go on to describe your pet and its habits. The number of paragraphs that make up the body of the essay depend on the number of points you wish to write about. If we take the example of the pet cat again, in the body of the essay, you will write about the your cat's favorite food, the way your cat plays, any amusing habits, favorite toys and so on. You can divide up each of these points into a paragraph which will collectively make up the body of the essay. It will be good to include some relevant idioms to your essay add depth and interest to it. For some examples of idioms and their use, please watch my Idioms videos. I'm sure you will find them instructional and amusing. Once the body of the essay is complete, it is time to wrap up your composition. This is the fourth step or the conclusion of the essay. The conclusion is literally the wrap up, where you give your impressions and complete the story. Back to the cat essay, in conclusion, you write your feelings towards your cat and perhaps how your cat expresses his feelings towards you. You could finish it with an amusing anecdote which will be satisfying to the reader. That's it! Your essay is complete. It is really important to have an essay outline in place before you start so that you can move from 1 point to another seamlessly. This will help you write an excellent essay effortlessly. Here's a quick recap to writing the best essay ever. Plan your essay and divide it up into 3 parts, the introduction, body and conclusion. The introduction is where the subject of the composition is introduced. The body of the essay is where the different aspects of the subject are discussed and in the conclusion, the essay is finished with your impressions of the subject. Final note, to be really successful in essay writing, you have to practice, practice, practice! I hope you enjoyed this essay lesson. Please leave me a comment. If you like this video, do share it with your family and friends and please subscribe to my channel. Have fun writing compositions! Check out my blog for more tips, http://www.singlishtoenglish.com. http://youtu.be/Y2DkNXB3DEY External tags: "essay format", "essay structure", "best essay", "essay plan", "composition writing, "essay outline", "how to start an essay", "essay introduction" http://youtu.be/Y2DkNXB3DEY
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How to Write an Effective Essay
 
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http://www.engVid.com/ In this lesson, I give you a simple method for writing a good, effective essay in English. If you don't know where to start when you are given a writing assignment, start here and learn how to do it right!
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Paragraph Writing in a K-5 Common Core Writers Workshop - A teacher discusses WriteSteps
 
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A teacher describes how WriteSteps planning tool helps her students organize their writing. To use WriteSteps Common Core lessons free for 30 days at no obligation, visit http://writestepswriting.com/freetrial.aspx. WriteSteps is a comprehensive elementary writing program created for teachers, by teachers. It includes a year's worth of Common Core lesson plans that integrate best practices like writers workshop, the 6 Traits, graphic organizers, and the Madeline Hunter lessonsteps. WriteSteps offers web-based lessons, visual aids, rubrics, and other resources to teach narrative writing, opinion writing, and informational writing. For inspiration and more information about teaching and K-5 writing, like WriteSteps on Facebook: https://Facebook.com/commoncorewritesteps. For free Common Core resources on Pinterest, go to http://Pinterest.com/writesteps. WriteSteps Founder & CEO Suzanne Klein is a former K-5 teacher and writing consultant with extensive training in writing pedagogy best practices, especially writer's workshop and 6 Traits. She has taught all elementary grades including a Title I literacy program, and gave professional development workshops on Balanced Writing for the Bureau of Education Research. Klein holds a Master of Arts degree in teaching, is a National Writing Project fellow, and draws inspiration from teachers such as Ralph Fletcher, Barry Lane, Lucy Calkins, Katie Wood Ray, and John Collins.
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How to Identify the Dos & Don'ts of Paragraph Writing : English & Writing Tips
 
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Subscribe Now: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=ehoweducation Watch More: http://www.youtube.com/ehoweducation Paragraph writing has a few important do's and don'ts associated with it that you're going to want to know. Learn to identify the do's and don'ts of paragraph writing with help from a professional educator in this free video clip. Expert: Cristina Gutierrez-Brewster Bio: Cristina Gutierrez-Brewster has successfully improved the reading and writing skills of fifth-through-eighth grade, inner-city youths for six years. Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz Series Description: Teaching effectively is all about finding a path that works for both yourself and your students. Get English teacher tips with help from a professional educator in this free video series.
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How to Write an Argumentative Essay - Thesis Statements and Paragraphs
 
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Introducing the British Council’s How to Write an Argumentative Essay animated video series. This is the second of five simple and easy to follow videos that will show you how you can improve your writing. We will look at: • Planning and question analysis • Writing a paragraph • Introduction and conclusion • Counter paragraph • Editing The British Council is committed to sharing our expertise in English language learning. This series is a comprehensive online tuition guide, taking you through all the key elements you need for a good piece of argumentative essay writing. This series is particularly relevant to secondary school students struggling with their English curriculum. For more information on our courses, check out our website http://www.britishcouncil.sg/english/courses-secondary or use our other free resources at learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org. Alternatively, to speak to one of our customer service advisors, please contact us at: Napier Road Centre +65 6653 6042 Marsiling Centre +65 6653 6044 Tampines Centre +65 6653 6063 Toa Payoh Centre +65 6653 6045 You can also follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BritishCouncilSingapore), or Twitter (@sgBritish). Enjoy the videos!
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Step-Up to writing first paragraph
 
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first grade teacher working on a Sunday.
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