Paragraph of the Week | Writing | Distance Learning | Independent Work Packet

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2nd - 3rd, Homeschool
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This has been a great resource. I love how it’s broken down into small steps. It makes writing much less daunting for new writers and reluctant writers.


Paragraph of the Week provides a step-by-step approach to writing a good paragraph. This would be suitable for second graders who are learning to write a topic paragraph, adding details and writing a closing sentence that sums it up. Space for illustration to add more understanding of the topic for their readers. Paragraph of the week can easily be used as an independent work packet and school-at-home assignments.

Pages Include one for each school day of the week:

  1. Monday - Brainstorm Ideas and Topics
  2. Tuesday - Complete a 4-square for your topic
  3. Wednesday - Write a topic sentence, details and a closing sentence
  4. Thursday - Check Wednesday's writing with the writer's checklist; make a sketch and think of two possible titles for your writing
  5. Friday - Writing the Final Copy

Directions are given each day at the left side of the page...students write on the right side of the page. On Friday, trim the pages and pass in your revised, edited and final copy of the paragraph. These pages are 'free writes' where students brainstorm their own topics.

Friday page has three pages to choose from:

  1. Page with mid-line for beginning writers
  2. Page with space for illustration and no mid-line
  3. Page with no mid-line and student illustrates on the back of the page.

BONUS: Anchor Chart for "Hook Your Reader" - this is an anchor chart that gives strategies for writing a beginning sentence that 'hooks the reader'.

Colorful and descriptive anchor chart that teaches!

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