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Whether you teach kindergarten or 8th grade, kicking off the school year in the literacy launch sets a solid foundation for every text experience throughout the year. From all of …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 6-8

Whether you teach kindergarten or 8th grade, kicking off the school year in the literacy launch sets a solid foundation for every text experience throughout the year. From all of …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 2-5

Whether you teach kindergarten or 8th grade, kicking off the school year in the literacy launch sets a solid foundation for every text experience throughout the year. From all of …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthK-1Grades K-1

Keep skills sharp this summer with these engaging writing activities. They are designed to be used for all grade levels. The slides provide directions for students and the templates should …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthK-1Grades 6-8Grades 2-5Grades K-1

K-1 students will be creating their own personalized “baseball” card showcasing their accomplishments in a sport or hobby that they enjoy. Follow the step by step procedure and celebrate your …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthK-1Grades K-1

This month Grade 6-8 students will be writing a full narrative in the form of a Memoir. They’ll choose an artifact that has some meaning to them and write the …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 6-8

Grade 2-5 students will be creating their own personalized “baseball” card showcasing their accomplishments in a sport or hobby that they enjoy. Follow the step by step procedure that includes …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 2-5

This month students will learn financial literacy as they research how to be a wise consumer. This lesson includes math, research, shopping and writing. As students go shopping for a …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 6-8

Grades 2-5 will focus on word referents in poetry - after all April is National Poetry Month. These poems will begin with researching a topic and then focus on developing …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 2-5

This multi-modal lesson focuses on adding details in the informational genre. Students will be introduced to the detail generating questions, “What does it look like?” and “Why is it important?” …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthK-1Grades K-1

This month students will be able to practice effective constructed response with a variety of texts. These lessons will utilize the texts we provide, but the steps can be used …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 2-5

This month students will be able to practice effective constructed response with a variety of texts. These lessons will utilize the texts we provide, but the steps can be used …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 6-8

Students in these grades will write a constructed response using a narrative text as the jumping off point. They will look for elements of sensory detail and then use that …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthK-1Grades K-1

Grades 6-8, students will be gathering information about a specific sport in the Olympics, and then finding and using Golden Bricks to complete an essay. .......................................................................................... For more lessons like …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 6-8

In grades 2-5, students will also be asking focused research questions and be introduced to the Golden Bricks - powerful pieces of information - to include in a creative tri-fold …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 2-5

In grades K-1, students will help to generate a series of research questions and then look for the answers to those questions and draw/write a sentence or two about their …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthK-1Grades K-1

K and Grade 1 students will be writing a Science Riddle about an Arctic animal. Authors use content area studies to learn about a topic and then apply that knowledge …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthK-1Grades K-1

Grades 6-8 students will use content area topics and write a short descriptive paragraph using their powers of observation. They will apply their academic vocabulary to create word referents and …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 6-8

Grades 2-5 students will be writing a Science Riddle using any of your own science topics. Learning about a topic and then using that knowledge to inform writing is a …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 2-5

Student work is a great way to see the effectiveness of teaching the foundation skills of writing and to inform your teacher practice. We've organized the samples in the following …

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Topics:Student Sample Library

(Click image to download sample and feedback) Informational/Opinion Writing Grade 4 Sample Dogs Try This Exercise in Your Classroom Use this sample to identify the lack of broad yet distinct …

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Topics:Student Writing SamplesOpinion Writing

(Click image to download sample and feedback) Opinion Writing Grade 4 Sample WOW! Is Autumn Already Here? Feedback for Improvement Topic: Autumn Main Reason 1: Things to smell Main Reason …

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Topics:Student Writing SamplesOpinion Writing

(Click image to download sample and feedback) STAAR Released Opinion Writing Grade 4 Sample Palo Pinto Feedback for Improvement Topic: Palo Pinto Elementary Main Reason 1: Students Main Reason 2: …

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Topics:Student Writing SamplesOpinion Writing

(Click image to download sample and feedback) Informational/Opinion Writing Grade 5 Sample Autumn Feedback for Improvement Topic: Autumn - my favorite season Main Reason#1: changes in nature Main Reason #2: …

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Topics:Student Writing SamplesOpinion Writing

(Click image to download sample and feedback) Narrative Writing Grade 6 Sample Splash! Feedback for Improvement What worked: There is a sense of story with a beginning, middle and end …

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Topics:Narrative WritingStudent Writing Samples

(Click image to download sample and feedback) Personal Experience Narrative Grade 5 Sample Jason Summarizing Framework This is a story about my friend Jason and me. The experience was going …

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Topics:Narrative WritingStudent Writing Samples

(Click image to download sample and feedback) Personal Experience Narrative Grade 4 Sample Snowed Summarizing Framework This is a story about Danny and me. The experience was playing in the …

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Topics:Narrative WritingStudent Writing Samples

(Click image to download sample and feedback) Personal Experience Narrative Grade 4 Sample Summarizing Framework This is a story about me. The experience was competing in a basketball game against …

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Topics:Narrative WritingStudent Writing Samples

(Click image to download sample and feedback) This released student sample, from the https://www.doe.mass.edu/, is analyzed for specific skills taught using the Empowering Writers approach. The sample features the skills that the …

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Topics:Narrative WritingStudent Writing SamplesNarrative – Literary Analysis Tasks

(Click image to download sample and feedback) Narrative Writing- Character/Problem/Solution Grade 3 Sample The Growling Snow Monster Summarizing Framework: This story is about me. The problem was about being chased …

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Topics:Narrative WritingStudent Writing Samples