Reflection: Student Ownership Perfect Paragraph - Section 3: Model Writing the Paragraph


After copying the sample in their notebooks, we have a class discussion about how important it is to refer to the graphic organizer.  I make the point that if you spend enough time including relevant details in the organizer, all you need to do for the rough draft is to transform your ideas into sentences.  It is important to refer to the organizer – you do not have to keep recreating the wheel.


The famous question is always – How many sentences?  With this graphic organizer, it encourages students to expand their ideas using as many as needed in order to provide the relevant details.

  Using the Graphic Organizer
  Student Ownership: Using the Graphic Organizer
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Perfect Paragraph

Unit 3: Writing: Part II
Lesson 1 of 9

Objective: SWBAT organize an explanatory paragraph conveying ideas using the perfect paragraph format while including relevant content.

Big Idea: With a perfect paragraph format - you'll never go wrong!

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