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The purpose of this study is to describe the development of the paragraph developing competence of children aged 9-11 years in writing Indonesian passage. The objectives of this research are as follows: (1) to describe the development of competence in the use of cohesive devices and (2) to describe the development of competence in developing topics. The design of this research was a quantitative cross-sectional method. The data of this research are in the form of paragraphs in Indonesian language written by children of the third, fourth and fifth grade of SDN Baratajaya, Surabaya. To collect the data, the researcher used test and tapping techniques. The instruments used in this study were test questions and corpus data sheets. The data analysis of this research was carried out in several stages, namely: data identification, data codification, data scoring, determination of qualifications, and determination of competence in paragraph development. In addition, statistics or SPSS was also used to analyze the data. The results showed that the paragraph developing competence of children aged 9-11 years in writing Indonesian passage experienced optimal development. However, this optimal development is only supported by one of the two supporting aspects. The topic development competence develops optimally, while the competence of using cohesive devices develops less than optimal.