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A Graphic Organizer Helps Us Write a Paragraph: A Second Grade Language Arts Lesson

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Your second graders have been developing their opinion writing over the course of the year. This is particularly true when those students are second-graders and the educational topic is writing.

Second-grade writing worksheets offer myriad options for improving writing proficiency, from interesting creative writing story prompts to refresher lessons on adjectives, adverbs, homophones, diphthongs, and more. After completing some of these worksheets, consider challenging your second-grader with some writing activities that are based on things happening in his life. For instance, have him hone his fiction-writing skills by writing a one-page letter to his favorite stuffed animal, then review the text and circle all the verbs.

After he watches his favorite cartoon, tell him to immediately grab a pencil and paper and summarize the episode with a four-paragraph essay, complete with an introduction and conclusion. Then have him go back over each sentence and underline the subject, circle the predicate, and put a triangle around every adjective.

But first, we have to verify your age! You have to be 13 or over to proceed. Please verify your age No, I am not 13 Yes, I am 13 or over. Just grab an adult to continue. Are you 13 or older? Select the grade s: I use hamburger organizer as my strategy in my thesis, for my refrences is there have a book explain about hamburger organizer?!

I teach seventh and eighth grade Language Arts. My students do not know how to write paragraphs. I used the hamburger paragraph when I taught elementary school years ago, so I am revisiting it and praying it will help my students. Still, I think it's fine for elementary school.

My main problem is that our school teaches paragraph writing too early, in my opinion. Our second-graders really struggle with it, but some of them still don't form their letters correctly.

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. I do something similar to this, but with a ham sandwich. It makes it easy to explain to the kids that their sandwiches can have turkey or salami, but they are still sandwiches- just different!

I always use the hamburger organizer when teaching paragraphs to second graders, so I love the powerpoint. Thanks for sharing it! Thanks for this great graphic organizer idea! I usually use the "umbrella" plan, but it doesn't include a concluding statement. Also I like the students to use multiple kinds of graphic organizers so that the concept transfers to other situations. Author Interviews Meet your favorite authors and illustrators in our video interviews.

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How to use paragraph hamburger Discuss the three main components of a paragraph, or story. The introduction top bun The internal or supporting information the filling The conclusion bottom bun Ask students to write a topic sentence that clearly indicates what the whole paragraph is going to be about. Have students compose several supporting sentences that give more information about the topic. Instruct students on ways to write a concluding sentence that restates the topic sentence.

Examples This PowerPoint presentation shows each of the pieces of the hamburger. Differentiated instruction For second language learners, students of varying reading skill, students with learning disabilities, and younger learners Show them numerous examples of well-written paragraphs and have them identify the parts. Or let them study it on their own by providing a number of paragraphs with the parts labeled. Provide students with some of the parts already filled in. For example, you provide all the "filling" sentences, and ask students to write a good introductory or wrap up sentence.

Provide students with one example filled in entirely. Ask them to cut out each portion and then rearrange the pieces. Ask students to find a paragraph within their textbook.

See if they can identify the different pieces of that paragraph. If necessary, have them revise the textbook paragraph! Have them speak the paragraph before writing the paragraph. For example, "What is one thing you would like to tell me about Fido name of child's dog. See the research that supports this strategy Richards, R. Children's books to use with this strategy. I Face the Wind By: Diary of a Worm By: Books 1 to 3 By: Deborah Howe, James Howe.

Are We There Yet? A Journey Around Australia By: His Original Adventure By: Comments Easy to follow and simple!! Thanks alot, I found the best way to explain my students how to write a paragraph.

I always use the hamburger organizer!!!!!!! This is great for my ELL students. This relationship is great for forming the main idea of a section of text. How would you use the picture books in with the hamburger writing?


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We have two main organizers (a paragraph and a paragraph which includes two details each with an example). I love seeing how you introduce paragraph writing in first grade! And I love having students color-code their writing!!! It really helps them see all the different parts of their paragraphs!!

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A Graphic Organizer Helps Us Write a Paragraph: A Second Grade Language Arts Lesson. written by: Patricia Gable • edited by: Tricia Goss • updated: 2/9/ together with your students demonstrate the process of completing a graphic organizer and ultimately writing a good paragraph by focusing on a particular part of the book located on. Writing a Descriptive Paragraph (Gr. 2) Use this packet to teach your students how to write a descriptive paragraph. A pre-writing group graphic organizer, a student graphic organizer, and a .