Attached is a paragraph structure visual. The Portland paragraphs are looking good. The main purpose of this homework assignment is to reinforce the basic concept of organzing information into paragraph form.
In class we've been focusing on the idea of a general topic sentence to introduce the reader to what you'll be writing about, supporting sentences that are relevant to the topic and a conclusion sentence that either states an opinion or restates the topic.
Thanks for helping your kids understand the concept of a paragraph. It can be abstract and sometimes tricky for them!