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Students will learn about / review the five steps of the writing process while practicing sequencing according to logical order and eliminating sentences that break unity.
Lower level students often have an easier time understanding logical order when they can see the sentences arranged in different ways. Allowing students the time to manipulate the sentences/sentence chunks into order better allows them the opportunity to visualize complete paragraphs with logical order.
In this activity, students will also eliminate sentences that break unity. This activity reinforces the idea that both the topic sentence and concluding sentence are just one sentence each, while supporting sentences make up the main body of a paragraph. In addition, students will more easily see how a concluding sentence is similar to a topic sentence when they can first compare them side-by-side.
This resource includes:
✔ Teacher's page with instructions/suggestions
✔ One-page numbering worksheet (number sentences in correct order)
✔ Four-page sequencing activity (23 cards that must be cut out)
✔ Two one-page answer keys
✔ Brainstorm page
✔ 2 graphic organizers for students to use when writing their own paragraphs
✔ One-page outline handout for students to use when writing their own paragraphs
✔ Self Review page
✔ Peer Review page
✔ Matching worksheet + answer key
✔ basic quiz
✔ pages for writing drafts
✔ posters of the five steps
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Students will learn about/review the five steps of the writing process and what take place within each step. The steps used are:
Students will eliminate sentences that break unity, practice sequencing sentences in logical order to create paragraphs, and then use it as a model to write their own.
This activity was created for intermediate adult ESL students.
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