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How to Write a Paragraph is a simple, no-prep, 12-week writing program that will have your students building paragraphs in record time. This K-2 curriculum begins by reviewing sentence structure and writing mechanics then slowly builds to writing complete paragraphs over a 4-day week. Each week is simply structured with a daily instructional guide that includes verbal reminders and short teaching examples. This new writing program can easily be adapted to home or classroom settings. See below for full product description.
How to WRITE a Paragraph covers 4 days each week over a course of 12 weeks. The first four weeks review sentence structure, grammar, and mechanics as well as the use of strong adjectives and verbs. The remaining 8 weeks cover four different types of paragraph writing (Descriptive, Opinion, Informative and Narrative) in two week increments. A simple teaching outline is provided detailing the goals and instructional points for each week. Children complete their writing assignments by following a simple daily checklist.
Week 1: Sentence Structure & Mechanics
Week 2: Topics & Main Ideas
Week 3: Types of Writing
Week 4: Strong Adjectives & Verbs
Week 5: Descriptive Paragraph (My Teacher)
Week 6: Descriptive Paragraphs (Mystery Food)
Week 7: Opinion Paragraph (My Favorite Candy)
Week 8: Opinion Paragraph (A Good Friend)
Week 9: Informative Writing (Animal Report)
Week 10: Informative Writing (All About Me)
Week 11: Narrative Writing (My Best Day Ever)
Week 12: Narrative Writing (An Exciting Event)
- Sentence Structure Chart
- Main Idea Chart
- Types of Writing Chart
- Types of Writing Chart 2
- Strong Adjectives Chart
- Strong Verbs Chart
- Hamburger Paragraph
- Paragraph Writing Steps
- Transitions Chart
- Read & Edit Chart
My kids are enjoying this writing program, as anything with a high cuteness factor tends to attract their attention. ;) It's really easy to use--very little prep work for me. I think my kids are learning how to write better. I like how the steps go slowly enough to not stress them out, but fast enough to keep them interested. Thanks for an excellent curriculum!
Love how detailed everything in this pack is and how writing is taught gently step-by-step. Great for homeschool and the classroom!
I love how clearly this is laid out. The hamburger poster is my favorite. The objectives are clear and take the kids step by step. Thank you