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[It's time for another guest post on my blog. This time my 8-year-old daughter is the guest. She told me a funny story on the way home from school last week, and I asked her to type it out so that I could share it with all of you. I thought you might enjoy it, and even learn something important about writing. If you're a teacher, maybe you'll even try this lesson! I haven't changed a word.]
Hamburger Paragraphs and the Grade 3 Teacher
My silly teacher bought two hamburgers at Burger King on Wednesday to teach us how to write a paragraph. She sure knows how to be funny about it though. I could never be that funny about a hamburger. She got the hamburger, and THE WHOPPER.
My teacher brought out a huge cardboard hamburger that was laminated. It had a top bun with TOPIC SENTENCE printed across it.The next thing was the lettuce. It said Reason-Connection on it. The next was the cheese with Reason-Connection on it. Then there was the meat. The meat said Reason-Connection on it. The last was the bottom bun with WRAP UP SENTENCE printed across it. How do teachers get so smart?
My teacher asked which hamburger she would enjoy more, the hamburger, or the WHOPPER. Everyone guessed the WHOPPER because it was bigger,and a whopper wouldn’t be called a WHOPPER if it was not a good hamburger.
My teacher opened the normal hamburger first. It was boring. A top bun, meat, a bottom bun. That’s it. Then she told us: ’’I’m not eating this hamburger. I might feed it to Nicole, my dog.’’ As she wrapped it up, she told us the plain hamburger was like a boring paragraph. Then she unwrapped the WHOPPER. It had a top bun, tomatoes, lettuce, meat, mayonnaise and a bottom bun.
She made a big show of eating the hamburger in front of the whole class. Crumbs spilled on the floor. She even spilled mayonnaise on her face.’’Mmmm!’’ she kept saying. Then she told us the WHOPPER was a good paragraph. Someone yelled out that the hamburger was making them hungry. She said, that was the point, which made us laugh. That funny teacher of mine!
Written by JP for MyEC
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