Strategies to teach paragraph writing to primary students. handbook 3

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Using flow charts, concepts, story grammar/map, story in action, story pyramid to help write an organised paragraph to primary students (grades 3-5)

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Strategies to teach paragraph writing to primary students. handbook 3

  1. 1. Strategies to TeachParagraph WritingtoPrimary StudentsHandbook 3Kavita Grover
  2. 2. As a part of my research in classroom intervention to accelerate students’learning the given worksheets are a compilation of worksheets and strategies toteach students from grades 3-5 to write an organised paragraph. I havepresented my research work in three parts.Handbook 1: What is a paragraph and parts of a paragraphHandbook 2: Types of paragraphsHandbook 3: Using graphic organisers to teach paragraph writingKavita Grover Page 2
  3. 3. Worksheet 1Foreign LandsUp into the cherry treeWho should climb but little me?I held the trunk with both my handsAnd looked abroad on forging lands.I saw the next-door garden lie,Adorned with flowers before my eyes,And many pleasant places moreThat I had never seen before.I saw the dimpling river passAnd be the sky’s blue looking glass:The dusty roads go up and downWith people tramping into town.If I could find a higher tree,Farther and farther I could seeTo where the grown-up river slipsInto the sea among the ships.To where the roads on either handLead onwards into fairy land.Where all the children dine at fiveAnd all the playthings come alive.Kavita Grover Page 3
  4. 4. 1) This poem tells you about a little boy’s wish to see foreign lands. Nowanswer the questions given below.a) From where did the poet see the ‘foreign lands’?______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________b) What did the poet see next door?______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________c) How does the poet describe the river?d) Why was he looking for a ‘higher tree’?______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________e) According to the poet what happens in the fairy land?_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________2) Rearrange the sentences in the correct order/sequence. Write them in theflow chart.a) If the poet could climb a higher tree he would see the river slip into thesea.b) He could see the children dine at five and all the playthings come alive.c) The poet saw the dusky roads go up and down.d) The poet saw the next-door garden decorated with flowers.e) The roads on either hand led to the fairy land.f) The poet wanted to climb a cherry tree.g) The poet held the trunk of the cheery tree with both his hands.Kavita Grover Page 4
  5. 5. ZzNow write a paragraph on ‘Foreign lands’.3) Now write a paragraph on ‘Foreign Lands’._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Kavita Grover Page 5
  6. 6. Worksheet 21) With the help of the concept map write a paragraph on ‘Nests ‘describingthe types of nests made by different animals.Your paragraph should have the following: (a) Main idea, (b) Topicsentence (c) Supporting sentences (d) Concluding sentences.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Kavita Grover Page 6
  7. 7. Worksheet 3Describe the water cycle.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Kavita Grover Page 7
  8. 8. Worksheet 51) Study the concept map and answer the given questions.a) What was Birbal’s real name?b) Why was Birbal made a minister in Akbar’s court ?2) Write a short paragraph on Raja Birbal.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Kavita Grover Page 8
  9. 9. Worksheet 5STORY GRAMMARThe Tree GoddessComplete the story-map with appropriate words given in brackets.1) Setting:2) Beginning:3) Happenings or events leading to the end: MiddleEnd:Kavita Grover Page 9Characters (who): ____________________________________________Place (where): _______________________________________________Time (when): ________________________________________________Problem:1. The king wants to build the most _____________ place supported on one ____________ made fromthe _____________ of the tallest tree growing in his kingdom.(trunk, magnificent, column, deodar)1) The King sends the _________ and his ___________ to find the tallest deodar tree in the kingdom.2) They find the most magnificent ________ not far from the city.3) The tree is ____________ by the people because a Tree Goddess lives in it.4) The Prime Minister and his people pray and __________ the Tree Goddess that she must leave her _______.5) She understands their message and appears to the King in his _______.6) She _________ to the King to spare the three.7) When the king refuses her ________ , she requests to be ______in three strokes.8) The King wants to know the reason of her __________ request.9) She says that her children grow around her and her heavy weight would ________ all of them. If she was to be cutin three parts some of them would be ______.( tree, Prime Minister, worshipped, dream, abode, plea, pleads, spared, men, felled, warn, _________ )The ____________ King changes his mind and the _________ deodar tree is spared.(lofty, astonished)
  10. 10. Worksheet 6Objective: Picture comprehensionSkill: Synthesis of a story using visual prompts.1) The pictures below have got mixed up. Put them in the correct order andwrite a story. Take the help of the story map to write your story.Kavita Grover Page 10General Story MapSetting: WhenWhereCharacters:Beginning:Middle/Main events:Conclusion:
  11. 11. Worksheet 7Build a story pyramidAfter you have read a story, you can build a story pyramid. The numbereddirections below tell you how to fill in each level of the pyramid.1. ___________2. _________________3. _____________________4. _________________________5. ____________________________6. __________________________________7. __________________________________________8. ________________________________________________Write a short story about a squirrel.a) Name the main characterb) 2 words: describe the main characterc) 3 words: describe the settingd) 4 words: describe the main character’s goal or settinge) 5 words: describe an important eventf) 6 words: describe the conclusiong) 7 words : describe your favourite parth) 8 words: what would you tell others about the story?Kavita Grover Page 11
  12. 12. Worksheet 8Story in ActionThe Loyal MongooseOnce there was a farmer who lived with his wife and their little son at theend of a village. They owned a big field on which they grew seasonalvegetables. From time to time, they went to the town and sold thesevegetables to earn their living. They always took their son along as therewas no one to care for him while they were away.One evening, when they were walking back from the field, they heard awhining sound from the bushes. When they looked in they found a babymongoose who was hurt in one foot. They decided to carry it home andtend it. The farmer’s was reluctant but agreed when the farmer assuredher that it would grow up to be a pet for their son.One day, the farmer’s wife went to the market to buy groceries for thehouse. While, leaving, she told her husband to keep an eye on the baby,who was fast asleep. She was still not confident leaving the baby with themongoose.“Please don’t be afraid,” said the farmer. Our pet is as sweet and lovingas our baby.”As he sat on the veranda cleaning his ploughing implements he saw blacksmoke coming from behind a tree. He dropped everything and ran out tothe field to see what had happened.The farmer’ wife soon returned with a bag of groceries. She found themongoose sitting on the doorstep. He had blood smeared on his mouthand paws. Searching frantically for her husband, she ran in screaming“Blood!” and struck the mongoose with all her strength with a heavy bag.Inside, she found the baby fast asleep. But on the ground below the cot,lay a long, black snake, torn and bleeding.Immediately she realised her mistake and ran out to the mongoose. Shetouched the mongoose tenderly and cried, “You killed the snake andsaved my child.” But the mongoose did not move. He was dead. Withtears in her eyes she looked at the mongoose.Kavita Grover Page 12
  13. 13. Story in ActionKavita Grover Page 13A farmerlived with…….in ……--……… toearn…..………….--while coming……………………….bushes.--A ………………..……………who……………………..--………………………….…………………--was ………… butthen……..……………….--farmer’s wife………………..--grocery …………………………….--to………………………………..--black …………..…………………-- ……………………………………--saw the …………………………….………................--blood…………………………………………………--struck …..………….………….--She found ………………………….………………….--lay……………............................…………….......--she realized …….…………………..………………….--…………………………………..…………………..--grewinside thehouseshehe hadWhen shereturnedhe ranFarmer sawtold herhusbandtoOneday wifedecided toTheyfoundoneeveningbutbelowthe cot
  14. 14. 1) Answer the following briefly.A. Why did the famer and his wife go to the town from time to time?B. Why did the farmer decide to carry the hurt baby mongoose home?C. What lesson do you learn from the story?D. Who do you like more the farmer or his wife and why?2) Rewrite the story in our own words.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Kavita Grover Page 14

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