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.
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,... First of all,... In addition,... Also,...) to start these sentences.
Explain/Example: Give an example for the statement made in the reason/detail/fact sentence.
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,...)
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. Then, 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 one of the best dogs because she is so smart!