Paragraph Writing Strategy
Author(s): Jean B Schumaker, Karen D. Lyerla
Publication Info: University of Kansas, 1991 (revised 1993)
With the Paragraph Writing Strategy, students learn to list ideas related to a topic; plan the point of view and verb tense to be used in the paragraph; plan the sequence in which ideas will be expressed; and write a variety of topic, detail, and clincher sentences.
Research has shown that students who master the Paragraph Writing Strategy consistently produce written pieces that contain topic, detail, and clincher sentences. Their sentences are written with a consistent point of view, tense is consistent, ideas are logically sequenced, and they include appropriate transitions between ideas.
There are multiple products associated with this strategy. Instructor materials are available through the KUCRL Shop. Student materials are published by Edge Enterprises, Inc. Professional development is recommended, see the SIM Event list for sessions.