In order to effectively produce text, students need to know the basic skills on how to construct well written paragraphs and essays. For the primary grades, instruction is focused on writing clearly written sentences that are grammatically correct. In time, these sentences will develop into a fully developed paragraph. For grades 4-8, instruction is based on developing essays that are both creative and expository. For creative writing, we at Holy Family Grade School, encourage students to enhance their writing through their creativity and imagination. In terms of expository writing, students are educated on how to create a well developed 5 paragraph essay. These essays are written in MLA style, where students include a thesis statement, main ideas, supporting details, and effective transitional expressions.