With the HUMOR and knowledge of five expert pigs your lessons on paragraph writing will not be a BOAR! This CCRS aligned resource helps students not only write better paragraphs through scaffolded, high interest teaching materials but also provides test prep practice and review concerning the following skills: main idea, topic sentence, unrelated details, supporting details, text evidence, transitional words, concluding sentence, narrow and broad topics, and paragraph writing.
The mini unit on paragraph writing is filled with engaging and challenging activities that were designed to meet various learning styles with the help of Chef PigOut; Dr. PigSty, the Vet; Dr. PigHeaded, MD; Professor PigTales; and Miss PigPen, a children’s book writer. Humor is prevalent throughout to create interest for learners. This unit is appropriate for Grades 4-8 (maybe even younger). The materials can be used in a literacy center or whole group setting. Extensive teacher’s notes provide options and ideas for differentiation.The contents of the paragraphs make this a great unit for fall or Thanksgiving. It can also be used as a back to school review or would be a fun paragraph writing review unit in summer school.
The 26 pages in this resource include the following:
*HUMOR! HUMOR! HUMOR!
*Alignment to Common Core Standards
*Critical Thinking Activities
*Five Expert Pigs Teach Paragraph Writing
*Identifying Parts of a Paragraph in Paragraphs about Pigs
*Close Read Exercises about Pigs (Informational Text)
*Cite Text Evidence
*The Writing Process in Paragraph Writing: One Grunt at a Time
*19 Pig Jokes Designed to Reinforce Paragraph Writing Skills
*Printables that cover main idea, topic sentence, unrelated details, supporting details, text evidence, transitional words, concluding sentence, narrow and broad topics, and paragraph writing.
*Paragraph Writing Assignments
*Self and Peer Editing
*Interesting Pig Related Content
*Differentiated Instruction Ideas for Elementary and Middle School
*Numerous Teaching Ideas
*Joke Writing about Paragraphs for Fun or Homework
Hope you have a Rootin' and Squealin' good time with this unit!!
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Paragraphs and Pigs: Teaching with Humor
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