This daily, scaffolded approach to fictional narrative paragraph writing is perfect to help get your students writing good, solid, detailed paragraphs. Students will write one paragraph weekly, focusing on the organization and format of the paragraph itself.
There are 12 weeks worth of writing prompts in this 71 page file. The first 4 weeks are PICTURE prompts, where the students are given a picture and have to construct a fictional story around that. The second 4 weeks are ORGANIZER prompts, where the students are given a plot diagram that is partially filled in, and they must create a story from that. The final 4 weeks are PROMPTS only. The students use the same scaffolding as the previous weeks, but are given a text prompt to write from.
This program has been designed with state testing in mind. The students will walk away from this 12 weeks understanding how to construct a basic story with a beginning, middle, and end that includes a problem and solution. The students will move away from personal narratives and list writing to actual story writing with this resource.
There are samples of completed paragraphs, a rubric, a revising checklist, and even final draft paper for you to use. There are also blank templates for you to create your own writing prompts to better suit the needs of your students.
This is designed as homework OR you can also use it as classwork in a center or writing warm up (which is how I personally use it in my room.)
This resource is the perfect compliment to the original Paragraph of the Week found here in my store
. If you are a fan of the original, this is for you. If you have not used the original, the directions are easy to follow and user friendly.
This is for use by one teacher in one classroom. If you would like to share with your colleagues, PLEASE purchase a multiple license. This really was a lot of work for me and I would appreciate it.
If you enjoy this product, you may enjoy the others in this line.
DIGITAL Paragraph of the Week for Google Drive
ORIGINAL Paragraph of the Week
Editable Paragraph of the Week Template
Essay of the Month
is the perfect NEXT STEP to Paragraph of the Week.