Text Division Check-Up
The following passage needs to be divided into five paragraphs. Identify where each new paragraph should begin.
To begin a new paragraph, place your cursor before a sentence, then press Enter (or Return on some keyboards) twice. When you have finished, click Check My Answers.
Take material from a local newspaper and retype it without paragraph breaks. Divide the students into groups of three or four. Have each group identify where they would divide the text. Have each group share their recommendation with the rest of the class. If there are differences of opinion among the groups, discuss them. When all groups have presented their text divisions, compare them with the way the text was originally divided by the editorial staff of the newspaper.