i wish they would push off paragraph writing until late third- or even fourth-grade and focus on grammar, spelling, and punctuation in the younger grades. see if they can identify the different pieces of that paragraph.
students to write a topic sentence that clearly indicates what the whole paragraph is going to be about. a parent, i am fine w/the hamburger idea, even though it teaches kids to write in a very boring and constrained way.
students on ways to write a concluding sentence that restates the topic sentence. topic sentence, detail sentences, and a closing sentence are the main elements of a good paragraph, and each one forms a different "piece" of the hamburger.
site walks readers through each step of using the paragraph hamburger writing strategy. examples and instructions are given for writing topic sentences, supporting ideas, and conclusions of paragraphs.
for paragraphwriting:• paragraph writing consists of many necessary steps to be taken into consideration:• before, while and after writing.: (writing the finalparagraph) there are three reasons why canada is one of the best countries in the world.