The Paragraph Book 2 Student Book, Grades 5-8
The Paragraph Book series is a highly specialized writing intervention series that targets middle school students with learning differences who have not been successful in conventional language arts programs. The series' step-by-step approach builds writing competency from the ground up-students learn to edit, format, and build paragraphs while mastering 4 basic writing strands required in regular English classes. By the end of the book, students are writing complete essays. Lively writing, illustrations, and a systematic approach make this series easy to teach and to use.
The Paragraph Book: Book 2 covers writing the paragraph that tells the story. (each book in the series covers how to write a different type of paragraph).
The use of editing marks helps students with weak motor skills who have trouble with handwriting, since they're able to write and rework passages without having to recopy the entire passage. In addition, the structured nature of the series helps students students have a framework on which to build. Special attention is given to looking for missing capitals, dropped endings, missing and double words, and other common errors.
Book 2 begins with a review of the editing marks and concepts learned in Book1. Students then continue to use the FNTF formula (First…, Next…, Then…, Finally…),this time to write narrative paragraphs. They explore the difference between fact and fiction, learn alternatives to the FNTF words, add dialogue to their writing, and are presented with openers and closers. New editing marks are presented, and the use of graphic organizers is continued. Two lessons deal with easily confused words and common errors. In the final lesson, students write a multi paragraph story. Each lesson ends with a review section, quiz, and paragraph writing assignments.
Book 2 covers:● Narrative writing ● Factual events ● Fiction ● Format ● Fables ● Editing ● Revising ● Myths ● Editing marks ● Punctuation ● Capitalization ● Transitional words ● Supporting details ● Direct quotes ● Point of view ● Openers and closers ● Reading comprehension ● Writing a story
Grades 6-8 remedial.
|Title: The Paragraph Book 2
By: Dianne Tucker-LaPlount
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: Educators Publishing Service
|Weight: 9 ounces