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Paragraph Writing Step-by-Step Guide with Models All Subjects

Grade Levels
6th - 9th, Homeschool
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35 pages
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  1. 6 cross-curricular writing products. Useful for any teachers who require informational writing to use for Common Core writing and for reference all year. Help students improve their writing skills and increase comprehension/retention. Step-by-step instructions, organizers, one-page summaries of t
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How to write nine types of expository paragraphs in all subjects. Perfect learning tools for students to summarize and think critically: explain, classify, compare/contrast, persuade, define and more. Great for quick writes, homework, or formal assessment. Short response paragraphs are a great way to help students use content vocabulary and dig deeper into material. 35 page complete guide for middle school and may be appropriate for 5th and high school. See the preview! Teaches the intro-body-conclusion format. You create a prompt using the key word (list, define, summarize, etc.) and and choose the handout that will help your students successfully write a response.


--handy one-page overview handout of the writing tips demonstrated in the models

--nine models: explanation, classification, compare/contrast, list, definition, persuasive/opinion, process/how to, cause/effect paragraphs, summary

--4 part summary mini-lesson: original text, step-by-step guide to summarizing with examples using the original text, the resulting summary model (see the freebie sample in my store for these 3 parts), and a blank step-by-step worksheet for student use with assigned text--see the thumbnail for this final page

--side margin annotations on the models reinforce how the models demonstrate the tips

--practice quiz identifying the parts of a paragraph and answering multiple choice questions on the tips (with answer key)

--final review quick assessment using the Summary paragraph model (with answer key)

--optional prewriting organizer

--list of transition words

--checklist for student/peer editing and/or teacher evaluation

--6 decorated blank writing papers for paragraphs, including forms for bell work and exit paragraphs

--1-page six characteristics of effective writing overview for reference

--teacher tips and list of applicable CCS Standards for informative/explanatory writing, grades 6-10

All pages are black/white for easy photocopying in a visually-appealing format appropriate for higher grades. Models feature topics from various subject areas. May be appropriate for 5th grade or upper high school. See the preview.

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