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The Paragraph Book 1The Paragraph Book 1
Dianne Tucker-LaPlount
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This new, highly specialized writing intervention series targets middle school students with learning differences who have not been successful in conventional language arts programs. The series' step-by-step approach builds writing competency from the ground up - students learn to edit, format, and build paragraphs while mastering 4 basic writing strands required in regular English and content area classes and standards-based state tests. By the end of the book, students are writing complete essays. Lively writing, illustrations, and a systematic approach make this series easy to teach and to use.

Book 1: Writing the How-to Paragraph uses the FNTF formula (First..., Next..., Then..., Finally...) to introduce students to basic, four-sentence paragraph writing. From there, students learn how to expand their paragraphs with more details and eventually write multiparagraph essays. Throughout, they are given practice with editing marks, encouraged to use graphic organizers, and provided with ample opportunities to practice new skills. Each lesson ends with a review section, a quiz, and paragraph writing assignments. Grades 5-8.
     


 
The Paragraph Book 1, Teacher's GuideThe Paragraph Book 1, Teacher's Guide
Dianne Tucker-LaPlount
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Middle school students will gain excellent paragraph-writing skills using lessons provided in Teacher's Paragraph Book. Includes quick diagnostic assessment, plans and answer keys, exercises and activities, reproducible assignment sheets and student progress grid, and more. 86 pages, with appendices.
     

 
The Paragraph Book 2The Paragraph Book 2
Dianne Tucker-LaPlount
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This new, highly specialized writing intervention series targets middle school students with learning differences who have not been successful in conventional language arts programs. The series' step-by-step approach builds writing competency from the ground up - students learn to edit, format, and build paragraphs while mastering 4 basic writing strands required in regular English and content area classes and standards-based state tests. By the end of the book, students are writing complete essays. Lively writing, illustrations, and a systematic approach make this series easy to teach and to use.

Book 2 begins with a review of the editing marks and concepts learned in Book1. Students then continue to use the FNTF formula, this time to write narrative paragraphs. They explore the difference between fact and fiction, learn alternatives to the FNTF words, add dialogue to their writing, and are presented with openers and closers. New editing marks are presented, and the use of graphic organizers is continued. Two lessons deal with easily confused words and common errors. In the final lesson, students write a multiparagraph story. Each lesson ends with a review section, quiz, and paragraph writing assignments. Grades 5-8.
     


 
The Paragraph Book 2, Teacher's GuideThe Paragraph Book 2, Teacher's Guide
Dianne Tucker-LaPlount
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The Teacher's Guide to Book 2 is a comprehensive manual to accompany the student book. It contains an introduction to the series, a page-by-page guide to each lesson, and reproducible resources for teachers to give to students. Information is provided on standards covered in the series. A wealth of teaching suggestions and strategies make this an invaluable resource.
     

 
The Paragraph Book 3The Paragraph Book 3
Dianne Tucker-LaPlount
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Clear, concise, and well-written paragraphs are the goal of nearly every elementary teacher. Get your students to that level with The Paragraph Book! Beginning with a review of Book 2, Book 3 focuses on three-part paragraphs, the number formula, expo paragraphs, transitions, topic sentences, quantity terms, lead-ins, and more. With editing, writing, comprehension, word bank, and graphic organizer activities, students will improve their skills through a variety of methods that retain interest while stretching their abilities. 128 pages, softcover. Middle School Grades.
     

 
The Paragraph Book 3, Teacher's GuideThe Paragraph Book 3, Teacher's Guide
Dianne Tucker-LaPlount
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This teacher's guide accompanies the sold-separately The Paragraph Book 3. Lesson plans have notes for preparing before starting the lesson, page-by-page instructions with answers, objectives, introduction, lesson, and an assignment. Reproducible assignment sheets and student progress grid included. 83 pages, softcover.
     

 
The Paragraph Book, Book 4The Paragraph Book, Book 4
Dianne Tucker-LaPlount
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Clear, concise, and well-written paragraphs are the goal of nearly every elementary teacher. Get your students to that level with The Paragraph Book! Beginning with a review of Book 3, Book 4 focuses on classifying, comparing, cause and effect, and persuasive paragraphs. With editing, writing, comprehension, and graphic organizer activities, students will improve their skills through a variety of methods that retain interest while stretching their abilities. 132 pages, softcover.
     

 
Book 4 Teacher's GuideBook 4 Teacher's Guide
Dianne Tucker-LaPlount
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