Write an informational paragraph while creating a craft! Your third grade, fourth grade, or fifth grade students will love using this sandwich analogy to build a better paragraph. As they move through the writing process, kids write topic, detail, and concluding sentences on hamburger parts. They then create more parts for elaboration, word choice, and transitions. Expository writing has never been so much fun!
Leach Teach: Friday Freebie: Transition Words for STAAR writing. Face it...transition words are so abstract! Kids don't "get" how to use them- let alone which ones to use! I broke this resource into Narrative and Expository transitions and left a space for students to add their own. At the end of the file, I shared a great mini-lesson idea to help you teach these crazy abstract things!