Too often, students are expected to write entire texts as soon as they know how to write a paragraph. This is unreasonable: many students experience real difficulties moving from single paragraphs to projects requiring more than one paragraph, and some students need extra help.
This 27-page no-prep pack is designed to support students to write short multi-paragraph reports, using a scaffold or outline to plan the project, as well as fully worked examples they can use as models for their own work. Included in this resource are outlines for:
- a movie review;
- a video/computer game review; and
- a book report on a work of fiction.
Each section features:
- a worked example of an outline using a popular game, movie or book (as the case may be);
- an outline template that students can use to plan their own report about their favourite game, movie and book;
- a worked example of a completed 3-paragraph writing project generated from the outline; and
- space for students to write their own 3-paragraph report, using the example as a model.
We have selected each example – Toy Story, Super Mario Cart, and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – to appeal to as wide a range of student ages and interests as possible. With a little preparation, the outlines can be adapted to the interests of particular students, including books and films related to class texts of any level.
For help writing complex sentences, check out our Think, Then Write (Volume 1). For students looking for help with paragraphs, look out for our Think, Then Write (Volume 2): How to Write Paragraphs and for help using transitions, see our Think, Then Write (Volume 3, Part 1): a no-prep workbook to learn transitions.