PAW (Paragraph a Week)
Paragraph-A-Week (PAW) 

What is PAW?  Paragraph a week is a weekly assignment that fourth grade students will complete.  The assignment will be given out each Monday, and is due back to class on Friday.

What will I be writing?  PAW assignments will be about all different things!  You may write a news article, a narrative, an explanation, etc. 

What do I have to do?  You will have to complete the brainstorm page, and write a detailed paragraph about the topic on lined paper.  You may type the paragraph and print it if you would like (this is not required, though).

Is this graded?  Yes, your PAW will be graded using the rubric that is attached to your packet each week.  It will be graded out of 30 points, as seen on the rubric.

Can I do this in class?  The PAW has to be completed at home.  Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of each week, we will be working on a few activities that go along with the PAW each week.  As you brainstorm and write at home, it will be helpful to use some of the information and suggestions we practice in class.