You have stumbled across a great, stress free way to teach paragraphing! You’ll have your class writing independent paragraphs in no time if you take the time to teach them using this simple outline. Hamburger Paragraphs can be used for any kind of report writing.
In this instance, the worksheets have been designed to teach the EXPOSITION structure in a very simple beginner format in the form of a book review. I introduced the concepts of paragraphing in Term 1 (Year 3 in Australia) with this simple tool. The kids loved it - and so did I! We've never looked back! In this example, the children’s task was to write an exposition outlining their opinions and reasons for why they liked (or didn't like) a fiction book of their choice. The class example I've provided is more complex than what I would expect a Year 3 child to write by themselves in Term 1. It was a good model to help them to aim high.
There are five hamburgers - one for each paragraph. Ultimately, you will end up with a 5 paragraph expostion which can be written as simply or as detailed as your children are capable.
I hope you love it as much as we did :)