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FREE sampler of Super Text Detectives: Find the Text Evidence! I love these for introducing my kids to close reading- and my kids have tons of fun coloring their answers!

from everydayell.com

Building a Paragraph

Explain to students that each paragraph is a house that they build. The roof is the main idea that gets our attention and helps hold the whole house together. The supporting ideas hold up the main idea, without which, the roof would fall down. Finally, without the solid foundation or the reason for writing the paragraph, the house will fall down as well.

from Teachers Pay Teachers

Personal Narrative Writing

With this personal narrative writing unit students will write about going to a special place and a special day they have had. Meets Common Core Standards.