Expository Writing Paragraph of the Week, Informational Writing | Digital

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Grade Levels
6th - 9th
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Thorough resource that takes the work off of the teacher! My students work independently and I am able to facilitate intead of spendning time creating the material.
This resource is amazing! It is exactly what my students need to practice writing skills throughout the year! My only complaint is I want more than 10!!!


Are you looking for engaging, expository paragraph writing activities for your middle school students? This Expository Writing Paragraph of the Week will guide your students in formal paragraph writing and informational paragraph writing. 

Your students will be directed to read an engaging article, and each day, your students will be asked to complete a piece of the TALES by writing a format-topic sentence, adding a claim, lifting a line/citing text evidence, elaborating and summing up the paragraph. With this paragraph of the week, your students will sophisticate and improve their writing!

-->WEEK ONE scaffolds and teaches the students how to write a proper TALES paragraph with examples, instruction and practice.

Monday-Students are asked to read the article and write a topic sentence.

Tuesday-Students will write a claim based on their topic sentence.

Wednesday-Students will “lift a line” and cite text-based evidence to support their claim.

Thursday-Students will elaborate on their text-based evidence using sentence stems.

Friday-Students will put their entire paragraph together.

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Christine D said, This is awesome! I can assign this in my lms and let students go! They are scaffolded through each step and I can really guide the students that need me most during our Workshop time. I teach ELA Intervention classes, so this is a valuable resource for me! I have other products from this seller. They are all wonderful.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Andrea D said, Thorough resource that takes the work off of the teacher! My students work independently and I am able to facilitate instead of spending time creating the material.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Annie S said, My students found the scaffolding and pace of the paragraph writing helpful. It worked beautifully with Google classroom. I am seeing improvement in their paragraph writing. This was a good investment. Thank you. I will be looking in your shop for more products like this.

In this product, you will receive:

1.   Daily Expectations

2.   Example Slides-Digital

3.  10 Weeks of Digital Expository Paragraph Prompts-Each week is linked to an article for the students to read. In week one, the entire process is scaffolded for the students.

4.  Digital Rubric


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.


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