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W5678 Shee Paragraph Practice 2

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Directions:

 

Create a new page from the "Practice Paragraph Template"  Make sure you name it as directed in class (class code topic).  For instance, a seventh grade student whose code name is bojo would name the page "W7 Bojo Practice Paragraph"

 

Once you have your own page,  start to complete the assignment.  If you have a question, write it in your text in colored text -- then email me.

 



Assigned: 

W7 11/25 due 11/26

W7, W8 12/8 due 12/9

W6 12/9 due 12/10


Review:

 

Paragraph practice --- 8 sentence paragraphs should include:

 

Topic Sentence

Idea sentence; detail sentence to support the idea; use strong verbs

Idea sentence; detail sentence to support the idea; use strong verbs

Idea sentence; detail sentence to support the idea; use strong verbs

Concluding Sentence

 

Example Information:

https://whatelse.pbwiki.com/Strong-Paragraphs

Also: How to eliminate Dead Verbs: Dead Verbs   and Strong Verbs: Strong Verbs


 

Assignment:                        Due:______________

 

Write a strong verb, detailed paragraph on a topic of your choice as we reviewed.

 

Here’s an organizer to help you:

 

1. My topic is:

 

2. Topic Sentence--Your topic student will probably include WHO, WHAT (action), WHAT, WHEN, WHERE.

 

My topic sentence (without the word because) is:

 

 

3. Activity:   Write ideas about my topic and write those ideas with strong verbs to match my topic:

 

Write three ideas that support your topic sentence.  Then write those ideas in sentences with strong, active verbs.

 

Idea 1:

 

Write idea in a sentence with a strong verb:

 

 

 

 

Idea 2:

 

Write idea in a sentence with a strong verb:

 

 

 

 

 

Idea 3:

 

Write idea in a sentence with a strong verb:

 

 

 

 

4. Activity:   Write detail sentences for each idea sentence.  Copy and paste your three idea sentences.  Then write a strong verb detail sentence for each sentence. This sentence explains the idea with more information. Details:  Elaborate, Evidence, Explain, Experience, Example

 

Strong Verb Idea Sentence (from step 3)                              Strong verb detail sentence:

 

1

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Concluding sentence: A restatement of you topic sentence, a summary of the main point, or a question.

 

 

 

6. Write a draft of your paragraph.

 

 

 

 

7.  Write a final draft, neatly with a catchy title  (See extra credit below) and  -- edit for capitals, punctuation, spelling, run-ons, transitions.

 

 

 

 

 

Extra Credit:

 

a) Be committed with a strong voice.

b) Use sentence fluency: sentences start differently and are different lengths.

 

 

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