This product includes:
*Elaboration Paper for Narrative, Opinion, and Informational Writing
*Publishing Paper (9 designs)
*Boxes & Bullets Outline for Opinion and Informational Essays
*4 Square Boxes & Bullets Graphic Organizer for Opinion and Informational
*The story in a nutshell -Beginning Middle End Chart for planning Narrative
I created this product in order to support my students in the writing process. The graphic organizers will help your students to organize their writing before drafting. The elaboration papers will help them to elaborate (hence, the name:)). The publishing papers are just to make your students feel extra special about their final product!
More about the elaboration papers:
Though I teach 4th graders, I have found my students still need some of the scaffolding they had in primary grades, especially students with special needs or who are ELL. Giving students separate paper for each part helps the writing process seem less overwhelming and ALSO helps them to say more about each part, instead of providing vague descriptions or explanation. I tell students they do not have to fill up the entire page, but they do have space for their thinking or revisions.
Please keep in mind that students may have to be taught how to transfer their writing from the elaboration papers to publishing paper. I have had students in the past think they need to label the Beginning, Middle, and End or each main idea. This would be where a transitional phrase and organizing your writing with paragraphs lesson would come in! If you are interested in more writing resources to go along with this product, please check out my writing unit here.
The Informational elaboration papers will help your students to provide more details and support for each of their main ideas. In the box at the top of the page, students will write the main idea for that paragraph and then draft their essay below.
The Narrative elaboration papers will help your students to slow down the story. What was I saying, doing thinking? What were others saying, doing, thinking? What did I see, hear, smell, etc.? In the box, students can write a quick jot about what happened at the beginning, middle, and end or draw a quick sketch to help them remember more of the small details.
The Opinion elaboration papers will help your students to provide more evidence and examples to support their opinion. In the box at the top of the page, students will write the reasons to support their opinion and then draft their essay below.
Please check out the rest of my store for more writing resources!:)