This simple intervention specifically targets those students who “don’t know where the periods go” and compose paragraphs that are a single run-on sentence held together with ‘and then’ or ‘and also’ or who place periods randomly. The twenty-eight “first drafts” included in the download give students an opportunity to practice the strategy without having to compose their own paragraphs. Also included is a set of cards that can be used to introduce transition words.
The teacher’s guide provides you with “teachable moment” suggestions to use in your small group-
• Transition words
• Main idea/supporting details
• Dialogue punctuation
• Writing to the prompt
These materials are meant for single classroom use only. copyright©2017 Nicolas L Morgan