Fun with Paragraph Writing
People & Communities Related Studies and Activities
Encourage students to explore individual topics on their own, using the related studies and suggested activities listed below.
Related Studies: Ethnicity • Family Roots • Immigrants • Towns
Activity: Write a short story about a family member who grew up in the city. Attach a photo.
Related Studies: Farm Animals • Harvesting • Milk Production
Activity: Create a sequential, timed schedule of a day’s chores on a farm.
Related Studies: Neighbors • Apartment Houses • Country Living
Activity: Make a cooperative photo album of your neighborhood.
WORKSHEET & Sample PDF Activity
Sample PDF Activity
Related Studies: Teachers • Principals • Education • Learning Disabilities
Activity: Draw a map of your school grounds.
Related Studies: Teamwork • Football • Baseball • Soccer • Gymnastics
Activity: Write a news report about a sporting event you saw on television or in person.
Related Studies: Fire • Hospitals • Libraries & Librarians • Volunteers
Activity: Make a chart of community helpers and write a summary about the job each of them does.
Related Studies: Education • Earning Money • Planning for the Future
Activity: Dress up for a classroom career day and present a short talk about the career you represent.
Related Studies: Fairs • Parades • Animals • Lifestyles
Activity: Plan and participate in a classroom or school carnival.
Related Studies: Flowers • Soil • Earthworms • Compost • Vegetables
Activity: Divide into groups and assign each group a flower or vegetable to plant, raise, and report on.
Related Studies: Arbor Day • Fruit • Gardening • Leaves • Paper Making
Activity: Take a “tree hike” and keep track of how many different kinds of trees are observed.
City Life Activity
What does a city sound like? Are the sounds you hear in a city different than those you would hear in the country?
Close your eyes and imagine you are in the city during the daytime. Make a list of sounds you might hear.
Close your eyes and imagine you are in the city during the nighttime. Make a list of sounds you might hear.
Select one of your word lists and write a paragraph describing a daytime or nighttime adventure in the city.
Farm Life Activity
Would you like to live on a farm? There are a lot of interesting things to see and do, but there is also a lot of hard work!
Pretend you are a farmer. Make a list of your chores for the day.
Make a list of animals that you would have on your farm.
Now write a brief letter to a friend describing your day working on the farm!
Table of Contents
People & Communities
3 Related Studies and Activities
4 City Life
5 Farm Life
7 School Days
9 Community Helpers
11 The Carnival
Communication, Travel & Government
14 Related Studies and Activities
18 Liberty Bell
19 Stars & Stripes
21 Summer Vacation
22 Related Studies and Activities
23 Family Life
28 Related Studies and Activities
29 Kings & Queens
30 Castles & Knights
31 Ancient Egypt
32 Native American Legends
34 Coming to a New Land
37 Martin Luther King, Jr.
38 African Americans
Countries & Cultures
39 Related Studies and Activities
41 Foreign Food
42 United States
Seasons, Holidays & Traditions
48 Related Studies and Activities
50 Fall Fun
54 Ghost Story
55 Turkey and Trimmings
57 Christmas Traditions
58 Santa Claus
60 Chinese New Year
61 Groundhog Day
62 My Valentine