Author’s Portfolio: Guided Practice

The Guided Practice book covers four text structures:

  • The personal narrative
  • The how-to sequential writing structure
  • Problem-solution writing
  • Persuasive letter writing (both business and friendly)

The book provides students with high-quality mentor text passages that they can learn from. Students use the information in the mentor texts to highlight specific writing techniques and to fill in graphic organizers to show how the passage has been structured in an organized fashion. By the time they’ve completed this process, they have a deep understanding of the text’s structure that they can emulate.

Once students explore each text structure example, they learn how to write a formal 5-paragraph essay for each structure, working their way through the writing process with step-by-step guidance.

You’ll marvel at the well-developed essays your students produce!




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