Wow Writing! outlines guide students to plan the "perfect paragraph" on 12 different topics, using a simple outline format compatible with the Step Up to Writing program.
I use these as weekly homework on Wednesdays, but they could be used as a regular classwork activity or compiled into a writing packet or journal as well. Students could follow up by writing their paragraphs on lined paper, or simply use the outlines to practice organizing their thoughts with a topic sentence, transition words, examples, details, and a conclusion sentence.
Included in this pack are:
--12 outlines on a variety of simple yet engaging topics
--one blank outline that can be filled in on any topic
--one example outline that I copy on the back of the first one I send home for homework ("favorite animal")