Saturday, September 7, 2013

Putting a Paragraph Together!

We spent this week really working hard on how to put a paragraph together.  When we started on Monday I thought we might be at this for a long long time!  We worked on margins, indenting, and the hardest part putting one sentence after another.  We focused on topic and closing sentences, and then added in supporting details.  We worked through three different stories where the kids worked as a group and the independently putting the paragraph together.  By Friday, we all understood the structure of a paragraph and could correctly put the sentences in order.  Our school system added a 30% writing grade to our ELA this year, so the rubric really helped me grade their work.  Click on the pictures to take a look at the packet.  It is only $1 this week!