With the HUMOR and knowledge of five expert pigs your lessons on paragraph writing will not be a BOAR! This resource not only helps students write better paragraphs through scaffolded, high interest teaching materials but also provides test prep practice concerning the following skills: main idea, topic sentence, unrelated details, supporting details, 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 added as often as possible to create interest for learners in 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 November and Thanksgiving.
The 25 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
*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, transitional words, concluding sentence, narrow and broad topics, and paragraph writing.
*Paragraph Writing Assignments
*Self and Peer Editing
*Interesting Pig Related Content
*Numerous Teaching Ideas
*Joke Writing about Paragraphs for Fun or Homework
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Paragraphs and Pigs: Teaching with Humor
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