Your students will be directed to read an engaging article, and each day, your students will be asked to complete a piece of the TALES writing a format-topic sentence, add a claim, lift a line/cite text evidence, elaborate, and sum up the paragraph. With this paragraph of the week, your students will sophisticate and improve their writing!
Activities, Independent Work PacketAre you looking for engaging, digital paragraph writing activities for your middle school students? This Expository Paragraph of the Week will guide your students into formal paragraph writing.
Your students will be directed to read an engaging article, and each day, your students will be asked to complete a piece of the TALES by writing a format-topic sentence, add a claim, lift a line/cite text evidence, elaborate, and sum up the paragraph. With this paragraph of the week, your students will sophisticate and improve their writing!
–>WEEK ONE scaffold and teaches the students how to write a proper TALES paragraph with examples, instruction and practice.
Monday-Students are asked to read the article and write a topic sentence.
Tuesday-Students will write a claim based on their topic sentence.
Wednesday-Students will “lift a line” and cite text-based evidence to support their claim.
Thursday-Students will elaborate on their text-based evidence using sentence stems.
Friday-Students will put their entire paragraph together.
1. Daily Expectations
2. Example Slides-Digital
3. -Each week is linked to an article for the students to read. In week one, the entire process is scaffolded for the students.
4. Digital Rubric
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