plates, silverware, etc., and put them
up in drawers or cabinets.
The kitchen junk is like the information in your report. Sorting
the kitchen junk is like organizing
the information into paragraphs.
The cabinets, drawers, and pantry are the slots into which the
kitchen junk goes, just like paragraphs are the slots into which the
Open the various cabinets and
drawers in your kitchen. Determine what is in each one, and label
it with Post-it notes. That label is
like a topic sentence. The label tells
what generally is in the cabinet, just
like the topic sentence tells generally
what is in the paragraph.
After this, I open the silverware
drawer and take out a knife as the
first sentence and ask if it fits under
then the sentence of spoon, then the
sentence of soup spoon or teaspoon.
All the contents of the drawer must
fit under the topic sentence for the
“This is how you often write a para-graph.”;I;take;a;pan;out;of;the;cabinet,
full understanding of what their as-signment;is.
Unit Studies Reinforce Writing
Focus on Smaller Format
phylum. This is not pink polka-dotted
there;are;other;formats;within;the;draw-ers and cabinets creating smaller divi-sions,;as;drawer;organizers;do.
fine;a;phrase;as;a group of related words
that add meaning to a sentence, BUT un-
like a clause or a sentence, a phrase does
not have a subject and verb.;That;done,
of content information coupled with
trade understanding just to complete
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