Are your students having a hard time grasping the concept of writing a great paragraph or piece of writing? Or maybe you are looking for some writing homework, classwork, or center ideas??? You have found it!
Paragraph of the Week
and Writing of the Week
are making my students amazing little writers!
It is perfect for differentiated writing lessons. I use both of these in my classroom! Students that have yet to master paragraph writing get the Paragraph of the Week packet. Students that have mastered single paragraphs are using for the Writing of the Week packet. They will write 3 paragraphs with an introduction and closing section.
This bundle includes... (111prompts)
Paragraph of the Week Descriptive
Paragraph of the Week Opinion
Paragraph of the Week Persuasive
Writing of the Week - Descriptive
Writing of the Week - Opinion
Writing of the Week - Persuasion
This structured, consistent approach allows students to focus on their writing skills and not the directions. Each week has the same format with a new topic. It is a 4-day format so you can send it as weekly homework or keep it in the classroom. It is successfully used both ways at our school.
Paragraph of the Week schedule
Day 1 is gathering their thoughts and ideas. Then, they select the 3 favorite reasons to include in the paragraph.
Day 2 includes developing the reasons into sentences. They also add a supporting detail (or 2) for each important idea sentence.
Day 3 is for writing the introduction and conclusion sentences. Students also reread the day 2 sentences to revise for word choice and grammar.
Day 4 allows the student to write the final draft and check for convention errors.
Writing of the Week schedule
Day 1 is gathering there thoughts and ideas, then writing the introduction and first paragraph.
Day 2 has the students writing the second and third paragraphs.
Day 3 includes writing the conclusion. Students also reread the paragraphs to revise for organization and word choice.
Day 4 allows the student to write/type the final draft and check for convention errors.
All topics are personal so you're students are automatic experts on the content. There is no research to be done to complete these paragraphs. All the content comes from their personal experiences and thoughts.
This also includes a blank editable set of pages for you to personalize your own topics, rubrics, a parent letter for homework, completed samples for the parents, and completed samples for you.
Please know that the topics are the same in both the Paragraph of the Week and the Writing of the Week bundles. This is so you can differentiate the writing each week. The students will all write about the same topic. The expectations are based on their individual writing level. You decide who gets the Paragraph of the Week and who gets the Writing of the Week.
Not convinced yet? Try it before you buy it!!! Enjoy a 3-week sample for you to review and use in your classroom. Check it out by clicking the link below.
Paragraph of the Week Free Sample
Writing of the Week Free Sample
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