Building a paragraph is like building a strong house you can't knock down! I LOVE IT! All of the parts matter and it's aligned with Common Core Writing Standards 1 & 2 - I would switch the roof and foundation. I think it makes more sense to build from the bottom up. The topic sentence should be the foundation and the closing sentence should protect your paragraph.
Writing good paragraphs is an essential skill, and one that takes time and effort to master. But it doesn’t have to be hard. Here is a time-tested method for getting your students to write better paragraphs.