Unscrambling Your Body Paragraph

Created by Joe Bisz

This exercise is a fun way to teach students sentence organization in a paragraph, particularly understanding the natural order that transition words provide. Once you understand what I’ve done, you can just create your own paragraphs, of course—but be aware that students may find perfectly logical ways to order the paragraph beyond what you predicted! To teach this exercise in its ideal form so that its initial focus is on procedural thinking, combine it with a map-like game (Tic-tac-toe, a maze, war game map, etc.) as a preface (see example elsewhere or chat with Joe).

Note: This is part of my “Following a Space” series of exercises.

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