It's paragraph writing practice with a twist! With Daily Paragraph Practice, students write one paragraph a day about a weekly topic, each day using a different type of writing.
**A Year of Weekly Topics and Prompts**
With 40 weekly topics--each with a descriptive, persuasive, narrative, and expository writing prompt--students will cover a wide variety of high-interest, cross-curricular, kid-friendly subjects and writing purposes for an entire year!
31. Solar System
The daily writing prompts are student-centered and emphasize students’ own experiences and knowledge. They are also designed for upper elementary and middle school students. It’s a great way to get to know students throughout the year! In addition, prompts are aligned with Common Core Writing and Language Standards.
*Describe a person
*Describe a place
*Describe an object
*Describe an experience
*Write a riddle
*Convince audience of a point-of-view or action
*Explain opinions about statements and topics
*Choose between options and explain
*Argue a given point
*Write a review
*Explain agreement or disagreement with statements
*Write about real and imagined personal experiences
*Finish this story...
*Write a summary
*Write imagined realistic and fantasy stories
*Compare and contrast concepts
*Explain concepts and ideas
*Write how-to instructions
*Explain pros and cons
*Write a sequence of events
*Give solutions to problems
Many topics/prompts can also be extended into longer writing assignments and/or research projects.
**Comprehensive and Complete**
With 125 pages of material, this thorough and organized resource covers every step of this activity and includes the following:
*Table of Contents
*Detailed suggested uses for activity resources and a sample instructional plan
*Four Types of Writing handout
*40 weekly topics/160 daily writing prompts
*Editable blank writing prompt templates
*12 prewriting graphic organizers
*Paragraph copy templates (in half-page and full-page formats)
*My Paragraph Checklist
*Rubric for use with all paragraphs
*Daily Paragraph Practice tracking sheets
Use as many or as few topics and prompts as fits your instructional needs. Assess as many or as few paragraphs as you need to evaluate student progress. This activity can be adapted for use with an entire class, small groups, or individually. It's also easy to adapt as a paragraph of the week assignment.
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