Teach students to use their fingers to write a clear, organized paragraph. Students can use this method on standardized tests because it uses hands instead of a graphic organizer!
Teach the method step-by-step with a 14-page PowerPoint presentation including interactive slides and opportunities to check for understanding. Students will learn about introduction/main idea sentences, supporting details, and conclusions. Then students apply what they learned to write their own practice paragraph on a High Five Paragraph worksheet. Continue practicing the method throughout the year using a High Five Paragraph worksheet with any writing prompts. My low-motivated middle schoolers, ESL students, and Special Ed students have been able to master the 5-sentence paragraph after learning this.
Purchase includes all the materials you will need to teach and practice the High Five method:
14-slide interactive PowerPoint
High Five Worksheet with practice prompt
High Five Worksheet with blank prompt
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