Grade: Grade 5
PARAGRAPH: a group of sentences that all relate to onemain idea.TOPIC SENTENCE: the first sentence in a paragraph thattells what the paragraph will be about, focus, and subject.DETAIL SENTENCES: sentences that provide detailinformation about the topic.CONCLUSION SENTENCE: the last sentence in theparagraph that summarizes what the paragraph has beenabout.
Students will cooperatively work together to reconstructand agree on a proper paragraph, using sentence stripswith the correct topic, detail, and concluding sentences.These will be in proper order.
Given a sentence strip that has been placed upside downon their desks, students will find related sentences fromtheir classmates organizing them into a proper paragraph.
Five different paragraphs cut into sentences. A sentencefor each student. One sheet of lined writing paper per group. Yellow, pink, and green highlighter per group.
Using a KWL chart, review what students already knowabout writing a paragraph. Review order sequence for aparagraph.
The teacher will then present a sample of a paragraphwritten in proper sequence, with each part of the paragraphhighlighted. Students will review together before beginningtheir task. They will each be given a sentence strip, read it,and look for other classmates who have sentences relatedto the topic.
Students will move about the room in silence shaking their head yes or no as they determine other sentences that