I decided to have Turbo try is hand at writing a paragraph. He has written many things, although copying. I wanted to see how he would react. HOLY COW!! Totally against it in every way. But being persistent, we got it done...5 sentences...in 45 minutes. But he did it!!!
The Read/Write Connection is a great way, I think, to help kids write a great paragraph.
Using the Stoplight visual, we forged ahead and wrote about his experience at the Pumpkin Patch. I think it's pretty good for his first attempt at writing an essay paragraph!