This completely revised and redesigned product is the answer to your paragraph writing prayers! It is designed to meet the CCSS for OPINION/ARGUMENT writing (grades 3-5), but can be used for differentiated instruction at any grade level.
The unit walks students through all the steps of writing an 8-11 sentence paragraph. The steps are: 1) brainstorm; 2) prewrite; 3) plan it out; 4) sloppy Copy; 5) self- edit or peer edit; 6) revise; 7) rewrite; 8) publish and reflect.
There are numerous rubrics to meet your needs with editable score titles. The rubric contains a student reflection sheet with a goal section. There is also an editable rubric on the rewrite step so that students can continuously reflect on their progress.
By July 2016, I will have the Essay Writing version of this for upper grades as a well as a Powerpoint presentation to teach this to your class.
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