Reflection: Planning our Paragraphs - Section 2: Setting a Purpose


For the past several years, our school has been without a building-wide writing approach. In some classrooms, writing is taught as a process or through workshop. In other classrooms, writing is not formally taught at all. So students come to me with various experiences and abilities. Because this was our first attempt at fiction writing, the lessons are short and designed to allow extra time for me to work with students, if needed each day. You may find that these lessons move a little too slowly for your group of students! If this is the case, you could easily combine lessons and tackle two at a time or allow students to move at their own pace through writing process. As always, do what is best for you and your classroom!

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Planning our Paragraphs

Unit 13: Writing our Own Fictional Tales
Lesson 13 of 16

Objective: SWBAT use details from their completed plot maps to plan out the paragraphs in their fictional stories.

Big Idea: After creating a plot map, students begin planning how to turn those details into sequential paragraphs.

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English / Language Arts, Writing, fable, plot line, fairy tales, plot map, Folktales, tall tales, fictional writing, fictional character, paragraph
  50 minutes
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