School Counselor, Fort Garrison Elementary
First grade students in Mrs. Jennifer Hoffman’s class have been learning about the parts of a paragraph and have been applying their new knowledge to writing their very own paragraph. The students collaborated with a group or partner to accomplish this task. First, they read about an animal that they wanted to know more about. They discovered what characteristics made that animal unique and used evidence from the text to support their answer. The students needed to include a topic sentence, support from the text and a closing sentence in their paragraph. After students accomplished their research and writing, it was time to publish. Students used Word to type and print their very own paragraph! Writer Tyler P. said, “I liked researching the animal. You got to go on Microsoft Word and write a closing, which was really fun.” Writer Alexis M. said, “My favorite part was typing it!” One thing was for sure - the students worked hard and were very proud of their work!