My writing curriculum is using the "Four Square Model" for organizing paragraph writing. That can be a tall task for a little mind! I created this organizer to help with that process- which can take up to a week for a first grader.
On Day 1 we fill in the numbers of the boxes in the small circles (1 in the middle, 2 starting at the top), and add the topic sentence in box number one.
On Day 2 we organize our three topics into the blank boxes and draw them in the circles.
On Day 3 we write sentences for each of the 3 topics.
On day 4 we add the conclusion sentence in box 5
On Day 5 we begin copying our 5 sentences into a paragraph.
It has worked great with my group! Its also made to be printed on LGL size paper so the littles have more room to write.