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Paragraph of the Week PowerPoint - Persuasive Paragraphs

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A Paragraph of the Week PowerPoint presentation to use when setting up this writing strategy in your classroom.

Use this Paragraph of the Week PowerPoint to implement this writing strategy in your classroom. The PowerPoint Presentation provides you with information about how to set up the Paragraph of the Week, some prior knowledge about persuasive writing and paragraphs and 15 visual writing prompts to give your students inspiration for the topic of their paragraph.

Some of the ways that you could implement the ‘Paragraph of the Week’ in your classroom include:

  •    as a homework task, providing students with a topic each week
  •    as a warm-up activity before each Literacy lesson
  •    as a settling-down activity after break time.

Click on the numbers 1-15 on slide 11 to see a different persuasive paragraph topic for each week.

Use in conjunction with 

  NSW Curriculum alignment

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  • VCELA259

    Understand that paragraphs are a key organisational feature of written texts

  • VCELA380

    Understand that the coherence of more complex texts relies on devices that signal text structure and guide readers, for example overviews, initial and concluding paragraphs and topic sentences, indexes or site maps or breadcrumb trails for online tex...

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELA1479

    Understand that paragraphs are a key organisational feature of written textsElaborationsnoticing how longer texts are organised into paragraphs, each beginning with a topic sentence/paragraph opener which predicts how the paragraph will develop and i...

  • ACELA1763

    Understand that the coherence of more complex texts relies on devices that signal text structure and guide readers, for example overviews, initial and concluding paragraphs and topic sentences, indexes or site maps or breadcrumb trails for online tex...

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