Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Paragraphing Practice - Section 3: Closure


This was a lesson that felt like it shouldn't have been needed, but in my case REALLY was.  There are basic skills that the kids either haven't mastered or more likely are too careless to execute correctly.  Paragraphing is one of the skills.  It's frustrating when students write without organization, and next year I will have some kind of sign in the front of my classroom like "EVERY PIECE OF WRITING MUST HAVE PARAGRAPHS!"  I don't know if it will cut down on the hideous ONE LONG PARAGRAPH, but it can't hurt.

  The GIANT paragraph
  Connection to Prior Knowledge: The GIANT paragraph
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Paragraphing Practice

Unit 8: Structuring Informational Text
Lesson 11 of 13

Objective: TSWBAT use a graphic organizer as the template for writing a narrative with five paragraphs.

Big Idea: One giant paragraph equals one giant no, no...

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