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The creative and structured lessons in Writing Fabulous Sentences & Paragraphs introduce students to essential writing techniques without losing the imaginative spirit that makes writing fun. From main ideas and topic sentences, to figurative language and descriptive details, this book is filled with activities that help your students develop strong writing skills.
You’ll love Writing Fabulous Sentences and Paragraphs because it:
supports 6-Trait writing. Activities are designed to build skills in each trait — voice, organization, word choice, conventions, ideas, and sentence fluency. And a trait-based writing guide at the beginning of the book makes it easy to see exactly which skills are being developed.
contains scaffolded lessons and activities. Help students progress from writing single sentences to multiple paragraphs!
introduces students to important paragraph writing skills. From topic sentences and supporting details to using an outline or web diagram — it’s all covered. There’s even a paragraph skills checklist to help track student progress.
inspires reluctant writers. Motivating topics and delightful illustrations make writing fun!
is correlated to state standards.
Scaffolded lessons come in four sections:
Students practice combining sentences, constructing “super sentences,” and using figurative language.
Students practice recognizing the main ideas, topic sentences, supporting details, and unnecessary information within paragraphs.
Students use scaffolded forms to organize information into narrative, persuasive, descriptive, compare/contrast, definition, and “how-to” paragraphs.
Organizing Information into Paragraphs:
Students practice organizing sentences within paragraphs and paragraphs within reports while using webs, notetakers, and outlines.8.5X11