Teach your students a simple formula for writing effective evidence-based paragraphs. This formula can be taught to all students. I have successfully taught this format to students with a learning disability up through honors/CP students. Through using this format students will be able to write one-paragraph responses as well as body paragraphs for larger essays. This formula works well in the English, Social Studies, and even Science classroom!
This packet includes a description of the M.E.A.L. paragraph format, step-by-step walk-through of writing M.E.A.L. paragraphs, one whole class practice and one individual student practice. Also included is a poster that can be blown up to be used on the wall or copied for student usage during writing assignments.
*UPDATE* This also includes a rubric for grading M.E.A.L. paragraphs!
Included in this download are the following:
*Information for the teacher
*M.E.A.L. Paragraph PowerPoint
*Two sample paragraphs with explanations
*Paragraph Topic for whole class practice
* Paragraph Topic for individual student practice
*Classroom Poster for writing M.E.A.L. Paragraphs
*M.E.A.L. Paragraphs Rubric
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