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					       Driving toward
organized paragraphs:
                 Start,
          Stay steady,
                 Stop!

                     Sarah Ducharme
      AISB Elementary School Librarian
             Green Light = GO!
Introduce the MAIN IDEA

For example:
  Fall is my favorite time of year.
      Yellow Light = Steady now!
Add your SUPPORTING DETAILS,
  the FACTS, the IDEAS, that
  prove your main idea.

For example:
  The fall air is crisp and cool.
  Pumpkins decorate doorsteps
  up and down my street. The
  smell of leaves fills my nose.
                 Red = Stop!
Close your paragraph by
  giving the reader a clear
  STOP sign.

For example:
  That is why fall is my
  favorite season.
    Put it all together and you’re
               CRUISING!

       Fall is my favorite time of the year. The
fall air is crisp and cool. Pumpkins decorate
doorsteps up and down the street. The smell
of fallen leaves fills my nose. That’s why I like
fall so much.
             Try this one…
Identify main idea, supporting details, closing
sentence.

    When I grow up, I want to be an astronaut.
Astronauts explore places where people have
never been before. They make new
discoveries about our solar system. Some
astronauts even walk in space. Being an
astronaut would be fun and challenging work.
                 Your Turn!
Label your handout!

Together with a partner, read one of the DK
  books.

Identify a paragraph that has an introductory
  sentence, supporting details, and a
  conclusion. Be prepared to show your teacher
  what you decided.
       Your Turn…on your own!
WRITE a paragraph according to the traffic light
 steps. Choose one of the introductory
 sentences below. Add supporting details (3
 sentences) and a concluding sentence.

President Obama has a very difficult job.
_______ is my favorite sport.
My country is a great place to live.
The weatherman warned us to prepare for the storm.
Remember the traffic light when you
      READ and WRITE!

				
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