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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Structuring Opinion Paragraphs

We are working hard on learning how to create good, solid paragraphs when writing an opinion piece.  We are focusing this week on the topic sentence, three supporting details/reasons, and a conclusion sentence.  Yesterday, students had five sentences of a paragraph and had to decide together how to put the sentences in order to make the best paragraph.  Students then decided also were there other option for the sentence order and why.  Today, students will have a topic and will create their own paragraphs on green, yellow, and red sentence strips.  The green strip is for the topic sentence, the yellow is for the supporting details and the red is for the conclusion sentence so they have a visual of what they are creating.