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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

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

  • 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

  • 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.

Example:

I will be successful in school.


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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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.

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

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.


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