1. Start off with a whole group discussion. Introduce the teaching slide. Make sure to talk to your students about how they don't need to include all of their details. Choose relevant or powerful ones. Point out the example given below. Notice how the writer left out information about swimming. There were enough experiences and relevant details that swimming wasn't needed or maybe the writer didn't have enough details about swimming to include it.
3. Students then use this organizer and form a paragraph.
4. Come back to whole group or small groups and share paragraphs. Be proud!
5. Do your students need more practice or do you want to reinforce the skill? Use a printable where students search paragraphs for details that are not relevant.
Waaaallllaaaa! You have given your students a valuable tool for writing! Next up: Clinchers!
Do you need a complete NO PREP Paragraph Unit? There are anchor charts, interactive notebooks pages, practice worksheets for each of the following: Complete Sentences, Fragments, Run-Ons, Topic Sentences, Relevant Details, and Clinchers! As a Bonus- Indents lesson, hamburger graphic organizer, and assessment!
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