Well, my awesome district sent me to this training in February and just this past Friday. It was called Closing the Gap in Writing. The first day was so much information that I couldn't get my mind around it. We spent the day discussing informational writing. So it made me think about my 2nd graders and how they are not where I want them to be. So, I went back and worked my hardest on an opinion paper with my 2nd graders for their Winter assessment. (I know, not informational writing that I just went to a training on. LOL) As I was doing this writing, I started noticing how my students struggled with writing a simple paragraph. I was just stunned that I had seemed to miss this fact. With day and era of data, data, data, I had missed an important thing about my kids. This is where I found this inspiration for my new product. I went back and worked on those paragraphs. I wrote a unit on paragraph writing. I have provided a link to my TPT store. In this unit I have put "The Claw" method for teaching paragraph writing, a Hand graphic organizer, 4 square writing, a success criteria, and other neat ideas. I really hope that you will enjoy it.
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