Paragraph Writing Unit: Inform/Explain Writing

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1st, 2nd
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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…

Teacher Resources
Paragraph Gestures Video
Mentor Text Suggestions
Highlighting Transitional Phrases & Student Journal Page
Typing Student Work

Paragraph Puzzles
Paragraph Puzzle Mat
6 Paragraph Puzzles

Color-Coding Our Thinking
Anchor Chart

Graphic Organizers
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

Assessment Resources
Teacher Rubric
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

Happy Writing!
Catherine

If you have any questions, please email (brownbagteacher@gmail.com) or contact me before purchasing.

Catherine
The Brown-Bag Teacher

***For other teaching and learning resources, check out my Editable Classroom Newsletters and Math Enrichment Puzzles.
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46
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N/A
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks

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Paragraph Writing Unit: Inform/Explain Writing
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Paragraph Writing Unit: Inform/Explain Writing
Paragraph Writing Unit: Inform/Explain Writing
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