All graphic organizers and student activities are now in FILLABLE PDF forms! This packet contains my complete set of lessons and student handouts for learning how to write an excellent paragraph. The download is a zip drive that includes a file with the document in its entirety AND the files as individual pages/activities.
o Activities are suitable for teaching a WIDE RANGE OF ABILITY LEVELS and can involve a WIDE VARIETY OF TOPICS of the teacher’s or students’ choice. Thus they are easily set up for a DIFFERENTIATED & PERSONALIZED learning environment!
o TEACHERS CAN PICK & CHOOSE which activities (use some or all!) to use and can be USED IN ANY ORDER to fit with your specific needs/goals for your class
o Opportunities provided for students to PRACTICE INDIVIDUALLY, in SMALL GROUPS, or as a WHOLE CLASS
o Includes opportunities for students to explain/discuss their ideas (using CRITICAL THINKING and both ORAL & WRITTEN COMMUNICATION skills)
o Well-suited to the needs of the Redesigned BC Curriculum and many others!
INCLUDED IN THE PACKET:
-MINI-LESSONS on the following topics:
o "What is a paragraph?"
o "How to form a proper paragraph" (using my 'ice cream cone' analogy and a sample paragraph about the “Shape of a Paragraph”)
o "Topic vs. Topic Sentence"
o “How to write a strong topic sentence"
-THREE GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS:
o "Picture-Perfect Paragraph” – using the ice-cream cone analogy to plan a paragraph
o Brainstorming Ideas and Supporting Details for a Narrative or Expository (Informational) Paragraph
o Brainstorming Ideas and Supporting Details for a Paragraph on a ‘Hypothetical’ Topic (using would/could/should)
-Detailed EDITING & REVISING CHECKLIST
-Detailed instructions for students on 'HOW TO PEER EDIT' effectively
-Suggestions for HOW TO WRITE STRONG OPENING & CLOSING SENTENCES
-Two SAMPLE/EXEMPLAR PARAGRAPHS for students to analyze
o Use the editing checklist to find all the elements of a paragraph
o Opportunities for practicing revising/improving the writing using students’ own ideas
-SAMPLES/EXEMPLARS of TOPICS & their matching TOPICS SENTENCES
o Includes a few examples of 'poorly matched' topics/topic sentences and advice for how to improve them (and opportunities for students to practice)
-ANSWER KEYS for activities
-IDEAS for possible ASSESSMENT tools
Perfect Paragraphs for Personal (Journal) & Informational Writing
by Miss Winning's Classroom
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License
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