Paragraphs Lesson for Kids


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A paragraph is _____.

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What is the topic sentence of the following paragraph?

There are many different positions in soccer. Defenders are players who try to stop the other team from scoring. Midfielders play both offense and defense, while the job of the forward is to score goals. Last, but not least, the goalie protects the net from the other team's shots.


Which of the answer options describes what is wrong with the coherence of this paragraph?

Super Mario Bros. is the best video game ever. The game is all about two brothers who are plumbers. One of the most exciting adventures the brothers have is protecting the princess. Playing video games is shown to improve fine motor skills. As they battle bad guys, they jump on the bad guys and earn coins. If you are looking for a great video game, Super Mario Bros. is a great choice!

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What exactly is a paragraph? What is a transition word? These are things you should know or at least be familiar with when you choose this quiz/worksheet combo to check how much you know about paragraphs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goal

This quiz/worksheet assessment is designed to help you determine how much you know about the following:

  • Defining what a paragraph is
  • Identifying the topic sentence of a given paragraph
  • Noticing incoherence in a sample paragraph
  • Recognizing types of transition words
  • Understanding how to create a coherent paragraph

Skills Practiced

  • Understanding key ideas - make sure you can correctly explain what a paragraph is
  • Remembering details - remember what transition words are
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about coherence and incoherence in a paragraph

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this writing structure topic when you use the lesson called Paragraphs Lesson for Kids. Details you will find in this lesson include:

  • What a topic sentence is
  • Examples of effective and ineffective paragraphs
  • A table showing different types of transition words