These whiteboard-ready lessons provide a dynamic tool for helping students master key writing forms. Each lesson presents a must-know format, such as a personal narrative or a summary, and shows step by step how to introduce and teach the model—and how to use the interactive whiteboard to engage students in learning. The models include sentence starters and other annotations that help students understand the writing’s structure. Filling in the missing information in the companion frames helps students to instantly organize their ideas. This resource also includes checklists that help students independently apply what they’ve learned!
Ease students into writing in each genre with the paragraph writing model and frame. Project the paragraph model on your whiteboard and read it aloud without stopping. Then read the model a second time. Use the whiteboard’s highlighting or pen tools to call out the annotations and discuss them as you read. Ask additional questions to help students understand how this type of writing is accomplished. Refer back to the teaching support page, which provides discussion prompts for paragraph writing. The model should be used as a guide to help students complete the frame!