Animal Research makes writing fun and easy!! Getting students to write excellent animal research paragraphs does NOT have to be hard! These writing research TEMPLATES for animals are a part of my CCLS; AABB Paragraph Writing System, a SCAFFOLDED writing system designed to improve students’ writing by reinforcing their understanding of writing patterns and training them to “match” ideas, details and examples using writing TEMPLATES.
1st ~ Students research an animal and record information on the provided graphic organizer.
2nd ~ They then use the templates to write their rough draft. The templates help students "group" like ideas together. Students often struggle to organize or “group” their ideas together in a paragraph. The AABB Paragraph provides a structure that trains students to organize their ideas using a detail/detail or detail/example pattern; AABB
3rd ~ Students revise rough draft
4th ~ Students use the fun final copy paper included to write their final draft!
• Initially, teachers should expect simplistic paragraphs and basic sentences as students begin to practice this new skill.
• As students practice using the AABB paragraph template in their writing across the content areas, teachers will see their struggling students begin to organize their ideas more cohesively, and their above level students write longer paragraphs and even essays.
• Once students learn to group ideas with the help of the AABB template, they will gain confidence in themselves as writers. They will want to add more details because they understand that ideas are grouped together. Their sentence structure will expand, and they will also add voice.
• Students will soon be able to incorporate the AABB structure and write paragraphs & essays without the aid of the templates.
Thanks to Paw Print paper by Z is for Zebra and Scrappin' Doodles clipart
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