For this social studies and writing project, we explored nonfiction books to learn about U.S. States. We took notes on a graphic organizer, created an information writing piece, and then created our state tourist t-shirts! The students were really engaged with this fun research idea! Check it out here to learn just how we did it!
The "paragraph hamburger" is a writing organizer that visually outlines the key components of a paragraph. Topic sentence, detail sentences, and a closing sentence are the main elements of a good paragraph, and each one forms a different "piece" of the hamburger.