aligned with Common Core Writing Standards 1 & 2 - I would switch the roof and foundation. I think it makes more sense to build from the bottom up. The topic sentence should be the foundation and the closing sentence should protect your paragraph.
Runde's Room: Differentiation in Writing - Goal-Setting Clip Chart! A neat thing to have in your room so that students have a way to be responsible for their writing goals. Students will want to be able to move their pins up.
Another teacher wrote: Always Write: An Original Writer's Notebook Lesson from Corbett. One of the most amazing writing sites I've ever seen and explored! If I ever teach middle school or high school English again - this site will be a best friend!