Third graders use a four-square graphic organizer to help a third grade writer organize thoughts and clarify thinking to write a simple expository paragraph, a workshop summary paragraph.
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Being a Square in Writing
Through teacher modeling and class discussion, writers learn how to write a solid paragraph. They discover how to use a four-square graphic organizer to write an expository paragraph, and they complete an exercise that has them reorder...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Planning and Drafting Explanatory Paragraphs
"I love it when a plan comes together." Building on the previous lesson 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...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Kinds of Communities: Write On Grade 3
This PowerPoint includes text describing the key elements of a community, as well as the unique features of a suburb, a city, and a town. Illustrations and clip art are included depicting each type of community. Instructions for writing...
3rd Social Studies & History
Elementary learners study and research an important historical figure. They research a historical figure and use a four square organizer to take notes. They develop a timeline and poem that reflects the life of the historical figure....
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What is it...A Frog or a Toad?
Learners write a story. In this frogs and toads comparison instructional activity, students read facts comparing frogs and toads, use a t-chart to record factual information and complete a Venn Diagram. Learners complete a four square...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts
Story Summaries; The Three Little Pigs
Students explore language arts by completing a graphic organizer in class. In this story structure lesson, students read the classic tale "The Three Little Pigs" and discuss the main characters, conflict and setting. Students complete a...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts