Puzzle Paragraphs: Taking the Mystery Out of Writing Nonfiction
With practical step-by-step instructions and complete lessons that include sample texts and graphic organizers, it is no mystery figuring out how easily these nonfiction literacy lessons can enhance your curriculum. By constructing and deconstructing paragraphs using common nonfiction text types, nonfiction readers learn how to become better writers, and nonfiction writers learn how to become better readers.
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Types of Puzzle Paragraphs 8 Puzzle Paragraph Grading Rubric
Concluding Sentences in the Puzzle Paragraph Grading Rubric
Paragraph Developed with Reasons 46 Paragraph Developed with HowTo Steps 87
Paragraph Developed with
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