Paragraph Elaboration and Examples
Students discuss the importance of elaboration and supporting ideas in writing. They are given a prompt and must complete it using details and examples.
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Framed Paragraphs characterization, problem and solution, symbolism, conflict
Support your learners as they work on writing paragraphs by providing graphic organizers, outlines, and frames. Sift through this packet to find the perfect organizers and templates to prepare pupils for writing. The resource...
4th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Jim Murphy, The Great Fire - Grade 6
The Great Fire by Jim Murphy provides the text for a study of the Chicago fire of 1871. The plan is designed as a close reading activity so that all learners have the same background information require for writing. Richly detailed, the...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Examining Models: Criteria for Success for Our Explanatory Paragraphs
Following up their writing of a school constitution, fourth graders prepare to write a paragraph explaining the document to their peers. After looking at two writing samples, the teacher assists learners in developing their own criteria...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Writing Lesson: Descriptive Paragraph
Explore the writing process by crafting descriptive paragraphs. Fourth graders discuss strategies for overcoming writing fears, play the game "I Spy" using descriptive words, observe the teacher writing a paragraph and going through the...
4th English Language Arts
Weaving Picture Books into Narrative Writing
Children's picture books are a great resource for identifying and modeling components of narrative writing. A fun and interactive lesson about elements of a story prompts your class to use descriptive language as they analyze characters...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Should We Give Homework?
Use Jack Prelutsky's poem "Homework" to spark a debate about homework. Should kids be assigned homework? If so, how often? There are some schools that do not send their kids home with work. What are the possible benefits? After...
5th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Take Five: Writing a Color-Coded Paragraph
Use a traffic light to model a very basic paragraph plan. The Go, or topic sentence, is written in green and expresses an opinion about the topic. Information that supports the opinion of the Go sentence is written in yellow and the...
K - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable