Author E.M. Forster once said, ““How do I know what I think until I see what I say?” and explained the purpose of expository writing in that simple handful of words. Constructing a piece of writing is to develop a thought, give it structure, and send it off into the world to see if it flies. Writing is thinking.
This Spring at The New Century School, the elementary students are trying their own hands at writing. They were given the assignment to write a paragraph on their Spring Break plans. Says elementary teacher Adriana DuPrau, “We are working on well-organized paragraphs in which sentences are about the same topic and organizing our thoughts around that topic.”
Students learned paragraph basics including starting off with topic sentences, adding supporting detail, and closing with wrap-up sentences that reiterate the main point of the paragraph but using slightly different wording. “We also worked on indenting the first line—something so simple, yet we forget it so often,” added Mrs. DuPrau.
See for yourselves what TNCS 6–8-year-olds will be up to this week and whether they fulfilled the assignment requirements.
“Let me live, love and say it well in good sentences.”
Looks like TNCS kids did just that!