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2 An effective method to guide students through the writing process.

3 Forms of Composition Expository Narrative Descriptive Persuasive

4 I will never forget my sixth birthday. Fold your paper into four squares. Begin with one well written topic sentence placed in a box in the center. This will become your topic sentence. Topic Sentence

5 I will never forget my sixth birthday. Add three supporting sentences (one in each box). The fourth box should be a feeling sentence that sums up the other three. All sentences should support the main topic in the center. My grandmother threw me a surprise party. My parents gave me a wonderful gift. My friends and I went to the zoo. Ill always cherish my sixth one.

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7 I will never forget my sixth birthday. Add a detail in each box to tell more about the supporting sentence. My grandmother threw me a surprise party. My parents gave me a wonderful gift. My friends and I went to the zoo. Ill always cherish my sixth one. favorite cakegolden retriever elephant ride

8 From the graphic organizer to the lined paper……….. I will never forget my sixth birthday. My grandmother threw me a surprise party. She baked my favorite chocolate fudge cake. My parents gave me a wonderful gift. They surprised me with a golden retriever puppy. My friends and I went to the zoo. We rode the elephants. Ill always cherish my sixth one.

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10 I will never forget my sixth birthday. Now add three details in each box to tell more about the supporting sentence. My grandmother threw me a surprise party. My parents gave me a wonderful gift. My friends and I went to the zoo. Ill always cherish my sixth one. favorite cake tons of presents exciting games golden retriever named Goldie best friend elephant ride walked for miles rode train

11 Again from the graphic organizer to the lined paper……….. I will never forget my sixth birthday. My grandmother threw me a surprise party. She baked my favorite chocolate fudge cake. I got tons of presents. We had such fun playing exciting games. My parents gave me a wonderful gift. They surprised me with a golden retriever puppy. I named her Goldie. She is my best friend today. My friends and I went to the zoo. We rode the elephants. The zoo was so large we walked for miles. Finally we gave up and rode the train. Ill always cherish my sixth one.

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13 I will never forget my sixth birthday. My grandmother threw me a surprise party. My parents gave me a wonderful gift. My friends and I went to the zoo. Ill always cherish my sixth one. favorite cake tons of presents exciting games golden retriever named Goldie best friend elephant ride walked for miles rode train Early in the dayAfter lunch Later Of all my birthdays, Adding a transition word to each box will help the text to flow.

14 I will never forget my sixth birthday. Early in the day my grandmother threw me a surprise party. She baked my favorite chocolate fudge cake. I got tons of presents. We had such fun playing exciting games. After lunch my parents gave me a wonderful gift. They surprised me with a golden retriever puppy. I named her Goldie. She is my best friend today. Later my friends and I went to the zoo. We rode the elephants. The zoo was so large we walked for miles. Finally we gave up and rode the train. Of all my birthdays, Ill always cherish my sixth one. 4 Square + 3 +T = 5 Paragraphs

15 Improving the first paragraph (introductory).

16 First Paragraph (Introduction) Topic Sentence v Center of 4 Square Wrap-Up Sentence v Without Transition Word Personal /Feeling Sentence

17 I will never forget my sixth birthday. The attention that I received from friends and family made me feel warm inside. It was a very special day for me. On to the essay…...

18 I will never forget my sixth birthday. The attention that I received from friends and family made me feel warm inside. It was a very special day for me. Early in the day my grandmother threw me a surprise party. She baked my favorite chocolate fudge cake. I got tons of presents. We had such fun playing exciting games. After lunch my parents gave me a wonderful gift. They surprised me with a golden retriever puppy. I named her Goldie. She is my best friend today. Later my friends and I went to the zoo. We rode the elephants. The zoo was so large we walked for miles. Finally we gave up and rode the train. Of all my birthdays, Ill always cherish my sixth one.

19 Improving the Final Paragraph (summary) Wrap-up Sentence with a Transition Personal/Feeling Sentence, Question or Exclamation(closing with a punch!)

20 I will never forget my sixth birthday. The attention that I received from friends and family made me feel warm inside. It was a very special day for me. Early in the day my grandmother threw me a surprise party. She baked my favorite chocolate fudge cake. I got tons of presents. We had such fun playing exciting games. After lunch my parents gave me a wonderful gift. They surprised me with a golden retriever puppy. I named her Goldie. She is my best friend today. Later my friends and I went to the zoo. We rode the elephants. The zoo was so large we walked for miles. Finally we gave up and rode the train. Of all my birthdays, Ill always cherish my sixth one. The wonderful surprises from my family and friends will stay with me forever.

21 From this basic format to…...

22 Narrative Personal Narrative Has one topic Tells about the writer Has beginning, middle, end Uses words like I, me, my

23 Narrative Story Title Character Setting Problem Solution Beginning Middle End

24 Persuasive Tells writers feelings Lists reasons Asks readers to agree with the writer

25 Descriptive Tells what someone or something is like Paints a clear, vivid word picture Uses sensory words Uses powerful verbs

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