Paragraph Writing is one of the three main writing strands for 1st and 2nd graders. Our writers are expected to introduce a topic, give and explain a detail, and then, provide a sense of closure. Essentially , our students should be able to independently write a cohesive paragraph by the end of the year. So, the question is - how do we get our students there?
In this comprehensive resource, you have the resources, ideas, and materials to introduce, model, and practice paragraph writing with your students. You will find…
Paragraph Gestures Video
Mentor Text Suggestions
Highlighting Transitional Phrases & Student Journal Page
Typing Student Work
Paragraph Puzzle Mat
6 Paragraph Puzzles
Color-Coding Our Thinking
1.4 Paragraph – main idea, detail, example, wrap-up sentence
1.6 Paragraph – main idea, 2 details, 2 examples, wrap-up sentence
1.8 Paragraph - main idea, 3 details, 3 examples, wrap-up
Publishing Papers – primary and intermediate lines
QR Code Research Cards
12 science-related QR Code writing prompts
Student Self-Assessment Rubric (1 detail/1 example)
Student Self-Assessment Rubric (2 details/2 examples)
Student Self-Assessment Rubric (3 details/3 examples)
10 Student Paragraph Samples
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The Brown-Bag Teacher
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