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9002-1 WFSB2PP Writing for Success: Beginning Level 2--Paragraph Power Teacher Materials

Writing for Success: Beginning Level 2, Paragraph Power is a 65-lesson language skill development and homework program that is specially designed for students in grades 4-5 or for writers of any age who have not mastered the basics of paragraph writing.

The goals of Paragraph Power include providing students with materials that will assist them in becoming more effective learners in a classroom environment; providing students with basic paragraph writing skills; and forming a home-school partnership through home support of the classroom programs. To effectively accomplish the program goals, this program has a consistent lesson procedure which includes a daily homework check, modeling and guided practice of new skills through power exercises, and an explanation of tasks to be completed for homework.

Program Components

Teacher’s Guidebook

  • Scripted lessons
  • Copy of student materials
Blackline masters for student materials
Answer Key

Skills Taught in Paragraph Power

Sentence combining
Subject and predicate
Run on sentences
Paragraph writing
     o Writing topic sentences
     o Main idea
     o Writing closing sentences
     o Details
     o Sentence order
     o Time order
     o Descriptive paragraphs
     o Figurative language (similes, onomatopoeia, alliteration)
     o Editing and proofreading
Verb tenses
Inverted sentences
Subject and verb agreement
Synonyms o Using a thesaurus
Writing a script
Writing and punctuating dialog
Writing narrative
Constructing an argument
Sales pitches
     o Writing
     o Responding
     o Presenting