The handouts below are useful for differentiating instruction and giving students additional practice. Use a mouse to interact. The video below illustrates the structure of the lesson: Give the students a couple minutes to memorize the words in the acronym, and see if they can say it impressively fast — like a tongue twister.
Overview or Specific Preview previews the points to be discussed in the paragraph s The holiday of Thanksgiving is a tradition started by the Pilgrims and Indians.
Together they shared the fruits of the newly settled America. Shocker a shocking statement or fact Can you believe the first Thanksgiving was almost four hundred years ago!
Think about how many people celebrated Thanksgiving during all of those years. Descriptive a description of a connected event Hot juicy turkey, ruby red cranberries and spiced pumpkin pie. These are some of the words that describe Thanksgiving. Personal Anecdote personal connection to the topic My favorite holiday of all is Thanksgiving.
When I think of Thanksgiving, I think of food, family and fun. Question ask a question connected to the topic What would America be like today if there had never been the first Thanksgiving?
Small Group Activity - Put the students into groups of two or three. Use the Topic Sentence Rubric to assess each one as a group. Contributing Ideas - Students should equally contribute in the group. Encouraging Others - Students should encourage others in their group.
Writing a Good Topic Sentence - Topic sentences should reflect the main idea of the paragraph, should be informational, and should be interesting makes someone want to read the paragraph.You can give elementary students a handout with a paragraph template with space for a topic sentence and three supporting sentences.
Have students read their paragraphs aloud to the class, and ask fellow students to identify the topic sentence. Teaching Elementary School Students to Be Effective Writers. By: Steve Graham, Provide daily time for students to write Level of evidence: Minimal charts, and pictures; effective word choice; and varied sentence structure.
4. Teach students techniques for writing effectively for different purposes. Students also must learn to use. In this lesson you will learn how to form a simple sentence by using a subject and a verb in a complete thought.
Most teachers not only require students to write in complete sentences when writing essays, most upper elementary students need these skills repeated to be successful writers. Middle school and high school teachers also reach out to me for help with the basics to get quality writing out of their students.
Explain that every sentence. While students were writing, I circulated the room and made sure each student had used a sentence frame to state their opinion. I noticed that most students used, “I prefer ___”.
This was first on the chart and first on my list. Students use pictures to identify four words, then use the words to complete four simple sentences. Beginning Writing Practice, Set 2 (can) These one-page writing practice sets help students strengthen their writing skills by utilizing the elementary reading concepts of short vowel words and opposites.