*Please note that this product is not just a worksheet you can give to your students and say “write something.” A lot of modeling and whole group/small group instruction will be required to teach them how to use this tool. Brainstorming with your students and teaching them how to write complete sentences need to come from the teacher. This product is a graphic organizer that provides different topics for your student to write about, that will give them a lot of practice. It is up to the teacher to guide the instruction and set the writing expectations for his/her students. After WEEKS of whole group modeling with my students they were able to start working on their own and they were amazing.*
These writing organizers are just the things you need to get your class writing paragraphs. This is a great second step to my “Writing Planning Sheets and Topics” worksheets.
After my class practiced organizing our thoughts and using the bubble maps to make 3 sentences, we took things a step further and made a paragraph. They were such pros at writing their 3 “can”, “have”, and “are” sentences, that adding on 2 more was a breeze!
-Main Idea Sentence Starters (2 pages)
-Closing Sentence Ideas (1 page)
-New Writing Checklist that includes main idea and closing sentences.
New Writing Topics include:
Includes old writing topics that can now be changed into 5 sentence paragraphs!
Has great videos to show to generate background knowledge and give students great facts about the animals!
***Common Core Standards***
W.K.8. With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
W.1.5. With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
W.2.5. With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.