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    Step Up To Writing

    This is the writing program we use that focuses on making the writing process simple and easy to remember. Students will become familiar with the 3 main steps in writing by relating them to colors-- green, yellow and red. At each grade level, students master skills of increasing length and complexity.

    My Dog Molly

    My dog is the smartest brown dog in the whole world. One, when Molly was a small puppy my family and I taught her all kinds of cool tricks. Molly is able to sit down and shake hands with her soft paw when she is told. Another, we like to go outside and play her favorite game which is fetch on the flat green grass. After we play fetch Molly drinks a lot of water from her round water dish. Finally, in the morning she hops up on my cozy bed to lick my warm face. She hops on my bed to wake me up so that I remember to feed her a good breakfast. Obviously, Molly is the best dogs in the whole world!


    Topic Sentence: The main topic of the composition is stated.
    Reason/Detail/Fact: Give the reader a main reason, detail or fact

    that relates to and supports the topic sentence. Use transitions

    (First,...Next,… Last,…) to start these sentences.
    Explain/Example: Give an example for the statement made in the

    reason/detail/fact sentence.
    (We will focus on these mostly during T2 andT3)
    Concluding Sentence: The topic is restated to remind the reader

    what the composition was about. (Begin this sentence with Clearly,...

    In conclusion,... All in all,...)

    Topic Sentence Starters:

    I know many different things about…

    I have learned three exciting facts about…

    There are …..

    I want to tell you all about…..

    I would like to share with you about….

    Yesterday I learned three facts about…

    At school, I learned about…


    First, Next, Last,

    One, Another, Finally,

    First, Second, Third,

    First of all, Next, Last,


    In conclusion,

    All in all,



    Good Writers Checklist:

    Student should complete the Good Writers Checklist after writing the paragraph.

    o Title

    o Indent

    o Transition words

    o Capital letters

    o Punctuation

    o Spelling

    o Reread