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The Paragraph Book 1

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.

Skills Addressed
• How-to paragraph writing (process)
• The FNTF formula
• Editing marks
• Chronological order
• Organizing information in graphic organizers
• Editing
• Revising
• Paragraph format
• Punctuation
• Capitalization
• Checking content
• Author’s purpose
• Balance
• Audience
• The How-to Essay
About The Paragraph Book Series: This highly specialized writing intervention series targets middle school students with a step-by-step approach to editing, formatting, and building paragraphs while mastering the four basic writing strands encountered on standards-based tests.