Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.
Provide reasons that support the opinion.
Use linking words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and reasons.
Provide a concluding statement or section.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
With prompting and support, identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.
Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).
How do you write a good paragraph? In this movie, you’ll learn how to form a paragraph using a topic sentence, supporting details, and a closing sentence. Watch as Annie decides on a thesis or main idea, and proofreads her work.
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-8, students use BrainPOP and/or BrainPOP Jr. resources to conduct independent and/or collaborative research on a selected topic. The focus of this lesson is to support students in identifying their interests and following their passions in an educated manner. Students will share their research findings with the class using web 2.0 tools or other presentation methods. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about writing a paragraph. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Writing a Paragraph topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »
This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about writing a paragraph. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Writing a Paragraph. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »