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6 Best Writing Lessons Ever

Toolbox / Narrative Writing

Toolbox / Narrative Writing

Narrative: The Big Hairy Giant The student sample below showcases the use of the Magic of Three, a narrative skill that gives the reader a sense of anticipation or worry  The …

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Narrative: The Giant Reading the book, The BFG by Roald Dahl, is one of my all – time favorite read alouds in class. The engaging story and sense of anticipation …

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One Day at the Beach The prompt: “The waves crashed against the sand. I plopped my pack down and spread out my towel. It was going to be a wonderful …

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We’ve all had them. You know, the student that comes to you will a lot of writing talent? The author below is a prime example. But there is a misconception …

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This child was taught the Empowering Writers skills but has not used them all. Is this normal? Absolutely! It is very possible that your students will forget to apply all …

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Halting the action is a great strategy to get kids to add elaborative detail to their writing. This activity highlights how to do so. Notice how this student answered the …

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Narrative and Expository Writing Samples Each year, I always begin with section one in my EW Expository/Opinion Guide focusing on author’s purpose and genre. Here is one of my most …

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The Value of Teaching the Organization of each Genre of Writing Whenever I’m presenting an EW workshop, I always sense that during the first hour participants are getting just a …

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Here is a student sample that shows evidence of the ways students benefit from the use of graphic organizers (Narrative Writing Diamond), teacher modeling, guided practice, and the use of …

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