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The Paragraph Book 2

Book 2 beginswith a review of the editing marks and concepts learned in Book1. Students thencontinue to use the FNTF formula (First…, Next…, Then…, Finally…),this time to write narrative paragraphs. They explore the difference betweenfact and fiction, learn alternatives to the FNTF words, add dialogue to theirwriting, and are presented with openers and closers. New editing marks are presented,and the use of graphic organizers is continued. Two lessons deal with easilyconfused words and common errors. In the final lesson, students write a multiparagraphstory. Each lesson ends with a review section, quiz, and paragraph writing assignments.

Skills Addressed
  • The Paragraph that Tells a Story (narrative)
  • Factual events
  • Fiction
  • Fables
  • Myths
  • Editing marks
  • Transitional words
  • Supporting details
  • Direct quotes
  • Point of view
  • Openers and closers
  • Reading comprehension
  • Writing a story
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.