Planning and Drafting Explanatory Paragraphs

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"I love it when a plan comes together." Building on the previous activity in this unit, young writers use their graphic organizers to create a draft of their constitution explanatory paragraphs. The teacher models this process for the class, demonstrating how ideas are transformed from an outline into an organized piece of writing. Throughout this process, learners discuss with one another the steps being taken, reinforcing their understanding before working independently to produce their own writing. To conclude, the class pairs up to share their work, writing a compliment about each other's paragraph on an index card as their exit ticket. A great resource that clearly models the process of planning and drafting a piece of explanatory writing.

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CCSS: Designed
  • Adaptable to writing on a variety of topics
  • Clear learning objectives
  • Supports all learners through differentiation
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