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4-SQUARE WRITING TECHNIQUE. This is a strategy that helps students organize the major and minor supporting details of their writing. It also helps them use transition words. 4 Square Writing Technique ECR Paragraph Structure.

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4 square writing technique

4-SQUARE WRITING TECHNIQUE

This is a strategy that helps students organize the major and minor supporting details of their writing. It also helps them use transition words.


4 square writing technique ecr paragraph structure

4 Square Writing Technique ECR Paragraph Structure

  • All Extended Constructed Responses (ECR’s) and must be turned in using the 4-square writing technique.

  • Technology Education ECR’s must be a minimum of four paragraphs.


Paragraphs

Paragraphs

  • A paragraph must have one major detail and at least three minor details.


The main idea is your opinion or point of view in the ecr

The main idea is your opinion or point of view in the ECR.

Example:

I will be successful in school.


Major and minor details

Major and Minor Details

  • Major details explains how in support of the main idea.

  • Minor details explains how in support of the major detail.


4 square writing technique ecr paragraph structure1

4 Square Writing Technique ECR Paragraph Structure

3rd Paragraph

4th Paragraph

1st Paragraph

2nd Paragraph

  • One Major Detail

  • Three Minor Details

  • One Major Detail

  • Three Minor Details

  • Restate All Major Details

  • Conclusion Sentence

  • One Major Detail

  • Three Minor Details


Major detail sentences

Major Detail Sentences

3rd Paragraph

4th Paragraph

1st Paragraph

2nd Paragraph

How will you be successful in school #2?

How will you be successful in school #3?

  • Restate reasons #1, #2, and #3 of how you will be successful in school

How will you be successful in school #1?


Major detail sentences1

Major Detail Sentences

3rd Paragraph

4th Paragraph

1st Paragraph

2nd Paragraph

I will pass all classes.

Become more mature.

I will be successful in school because I will complete all of my assignments, pass all my classes, and become more mature.

I will complete all of my assignments.


Minor detail sentences

Minor Detail Sentences

3rd Paragraph

4th Paragraph

1st Paragraph

2nd Paragraph

I will pass all classes.

How will you pass all of your classes #1?

#2?

#3?

Become more mature.

  • How will you become more mature #1?

  • #2?

  • #3?

  • I will be successful in school because I will complete all of my assignments, pass all classes, and become more mature.

I will complete all of my assignments.

  • How will you complete all of your assignments #1?

  • #2?

  • #3?


Minor detail sentences1

Minor Detail Sentences

3rd Paragraph

4th Paragraph

1st Paragraph

2nd Paragraph

I will pass all classes.

Complete all work assigned with at least a “B”

Find tutoring when I need it

Find a “study-buddy”

Become more mature.

  • No hanging in the halls

  • Follow my schedule every day

  • Be responsible, respectful, and ready to learn

  • I will be successful in school because I will complete all of my assignments, pass all classes, and become more mature.

I will complete all of my assignments.

  • Keep a journal of my work

  • Stay focused on my grades

  • Share my assignment with my parent


Transitional phrases

Transitional Phrases

Start the first paragraph off with a transitional phrase like:

  • First…

  • One reason…

  • First of all…

    Start the second paragraph off with a transitional phrase like:

  • Second…

  • In addition…

  • Also…


Transitional phrases1

Transitional Phrases

Start the third paragraph off with a transitional phrase like:

  • Third…

  • Another reason…

  • Next…

    Start the fourth paragraph off with a transitional phrase like:

  • Finally…

  • So you can see…

  • To sum up…


Combine all transitional phrases major and minor details in paragraph form

Combine all transitional phrases, major, and minor details in paragraph form.

1st Paragraph

One reason I will be successful in school is that I will complete all of my assignments. I will keep a journal of my work and stay focused on my grades. I will also share my assignments with my parents.

Do this for all of your paragraphs.


Put it all together

Put it all together

OnereasonI will be successful in school is that I will complete all of my assignments. I will keep a journal of my work and stay focused on my grades. I will also share my assignments with my parents.

In addition to completing my assignments, I will pass all my classes. I will have to complete all work assigned with at least a “B” and find tutoring when I need it. I will also find a “study-buddy”

Another reason I will be successful in school is that I will become more mature. I will not hang in the halls. I will follow my schedule every day. This will be easy if I can be responsible, respectful, and ready to learn.

So you can see, I will be successful in school because I will complete all of my assignments, pass all classes, and become more mature. I can see the scholarships start to roll in. This may be the best decision in my life.


Let s do one together

Let’s do one together.

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