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Do your kids love writing as much as mine do?  I know, silly questions.  My kids struggle with writing.  It is the most difficult subject for them to learn.  I found an amazing product that I want to share with you.  My kids LOVED this activity and so did I.  All of my students were successful with these lessons.

Lesley selected interesting topics for the kids.  She uses a large print that is easy for the kids to read.  The lesson are set up in the same manner which the kids love the predicability of.   I began the lesson be reviewing transitional words and phrases.  We read all of the facts listed.  Then we decided which fact told the main idea.  We cut out the main idea and glued it down as the title of our paragraph.  We read through all of the facts and discussed which order made the most sense and why.  Next, students cut out all of the facts and glued them in the correct order.












This student reread the facts and wrote numbers next to each one to remind him which order he wanted to glue them down.  I thought that was pretty clever.


After we had our facts glued down in the correct order, we copied our paragraphs onto lined paper.  We were focusing on indenting our paragraph and adding in capital letters and punctuation.


The kids loved this so much because when they were finished, they had a well written paragraph.  I think this was a great transitional step that many of my kids needed before we moved on to writing paragraphs independently. Please head over and check it out. I know you won't be disappointed.  You can visit Lesley's blog here and her store here.

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6 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing this product. I LOVE seeing products used in classrooms :)

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  2. Thanks for sharing Karla! I am going to have to check that product out for my kiddos! Looks great!!
    Susan
    The Fun Factory

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  3. Karla, thank you so much for the lovely review1 It's really exciting to see how someone else uses my resources!

    Lesley

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  4. I am not currently teaching writing, but I am DEFINITELY sharing this with my friend who does. She will LOVE this! Thank you so much for a great post and idea!

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  5. Karla - What a great review! I love the idea of cutting and pasting the article pieces and then writing them. Nice!

    :)

    Dani
    Crayonbox Learning

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  6. This seems like a great idea to start teaching paragraph writing and getting students ready to write them independently. It could be easily adapted to use with other subjects as well. I also like that the students write the paragraph after they figure out the order. That is good practice for them, also most if not all students should be able to copy the words from the paper they pasted on to lined paper. Thanks for sharing!

    -Katie

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