First, second, and third grade students will learn how to write a paragraph together. They use sentence stems and practice filling in the blanks to create paragraphs independently. The entire process should be modeled many times, and the process can be used with writing topics in all areas of the curriculum.
Students will learn to do the following:
* brainstorm using a graphic organizer (the wheel)
* write a well-developed paragraph using complete sentences
* proofread their work
* use a rubric to evaluate their work
The 38-page PDF contains the following:
* step-by-step instructions
* sample paragraphs written by actual students
* handouts that explain the writing process
* scoring rubric for writing assignments
Materials align to the Common Core standards.
Note: This lesson refers to (but does not require) elements introduced in another lesson. See http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Janet-Cosner for more information about “Writing Complete Sentences.”
Writing a Well-Developed Paragraph
by Jan Cosner
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License