Students learn how sentences work together as a system form a paragraph. They'll try to re-order mixed-up paragraphs and then try their hand and writing a mixed-up paragraph that their peers can untangle.
We tell students to "show not tell" in their writing, but this advice isn't effective until they experience the difference. In this video, we'll write two examples of a scene: one showing a character's trait, and one just telling.
Dig into characters by analyzing their various talents using Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences. This connects perfectly with social-emotional needs as students look at their own strengths and abilities.