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SCRAMBLED PARAGRAPHS~ All paragraphs have five sentences that can only be put together one way. Each one includes a title, a topic sentence, three detail sentences, and a closing sentence, or clincher. Students enjoy this fun and engaging activity, and quickly learn to use transitions and inferential clues to assemble organized, logical paragraphs. Even reluctant writers experience success and gain confidence. With practice, students soon learn to transfer these skills to their own writing. $
Check Your Work Poster for beginning writers - this would be cute to start the year off in their writing folders...
Teach your beginning writers to write a simple, short story. $
Writer's Workshop Conferencing Bookmarks. $