Presentation on theme: "Writing a paragraph using the Traffic Signal System"— Presentation transcript:
1 Writing a paragraph using the Traffic Signal System
2 GO = Topic Sentence: The sentence that tells what the paragraph will be about. CONTINUE = Supporting Sentences: These sentences add details to the topic sentence.STOP = Ending Sentence: This sentence closes the paragraph. It tells the reader that the paragraph is finished.
3 School is very important. Topic SentenceSchool is very important.
4 Supporting Sentences Teachers teach you how to add and subtract Supporting Sentences Teachers teach you how to add and subtract. You learn how to read books. You learn how to write and use computers.
5 STOPEnding sentences can (A) repeat the topic sentence in a different way, Example: It is important to go to school.
6 STOPEnding sentences can (B) express how we feel about the topic, Example: I love going to school.
7 STOPEnding sentences can (C) express what we think about the topic.Example: I think school is important for kids.
8 Finished ParagraphindentSchool is very important. Teachers teach you how to add and subtract. You learn how to read books. You learn how to write and use computers. I think school is important for kids.
9 Example ParagraphindentJoseph and Tom are good friends. They walk to school every morning. After school, the boys ride their bikes and play games together. Sometimes, Joseph and Tom sleep at each other’s house. The boys like to be together.
10 On your paper write the numbers of the sentences in the order they should be arranged. 1. They love to lick you when you hug them.2. They are fun to have.3. Dogs know how to do tricks.4. Dogs are wonderful pets to have.5. They love to run and play.6. Dogs are furry and very cute.
11 indent One possible way! Dogs are wonderful pets to have. Dogs know how to do tricks. They love to run and play. Dogs are furry and very cute. They love to lick you when you hug them. They are fun to have.
12 Pre-write – brainstorm ideas Rough Draft – make a sloppy copy The writing process:Pre-write – brainstorm ideasRough Draft – make a sloppy copyRevise – make changes / make it betterEditing – proofreading for spelling and grammarPublishing: Final Draft / neat copy
13 Prewrite – list of words, quick notes and ideas Christmas favorite holidayDecorate Santalightsfoodfamilypresentstoys
14 Rough Draft-a first time writing that is a sloppy copy where things are crossed out and ideas are changed. Example: The best holiday is Christmas.I like love decorating my tree. with lights.My favorite
15 Revising making decisions about how you want to improve your writing looking at your writing from a different point of viewpicking places where your writing could be clearer, more interesting, more informative and more convincing.
16 EditingvyMy faforite holidai is christmas I love dekorating my tee with lights.cr
17 Final Draft – neat, error free and in cursive My favorite holiday is Christmas. I like decorating my tree with lights. Santa Claus brings us nice presents. In the morning, we get to open our presents and play with our toys. Then our family eats a big dinner for Christmas. I love Christmas with my family.
18 Choose a picture from the following slide to write a paragraph about Choose a picture from the following slide to write a paragraph about. Use the steps of the writing process. On your final draft, use green for the topic sentence, yellow for the supporting sentences, and red for the concluding sentence. Cursive!