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6 Best Writing Lessons Ever

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Read. Think. Rewrite. Imagine. List. These simple ideas will turn your students into creative writers. Downloads Narrative Writers' Craft …

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Carpenters use wood, jewelers gold and silver, masons, stone. Writers use words, and the more precise the word, the more clear the meaning. Every writer should wrestle with this word …

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What’s the best way to get students to not only identify parts of speech, but to have them recognize why it’s important? How vivid verbs can create action and a …

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Punctuation is a lot more than rules for writing. Punctuation and capitalization help the reader understand what the writer intended. Read the following unpunctuated sentence: katherine went to the beach …

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One lament we hear from teachers is this: how in the world do we teach sentence structure? Kids learn through modeling, of course, but often that’s not enough. They need …

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You’ve spent weeks and months teaching expository writing – so many key skills to remember and apply! And sometimes after just a long weekend students come back and seem to …

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My second grade class became obsessed with similes after reading Roald Dahl’s “The BFG”. He described one terrifying giant as having a nose “as sharp as a knife.” When my …

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Ask a group of fourth graders to “take notes” and you’re likely to get one of two responses – blank looks or anxious glances from kids trying to copy down …

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In this age of texts, tweets, and email, it might seem like letter writing is a dying art! However, there are times when Grandma deserves a thank you note, a …

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Have you ever had a student begin a story in third person point of view (about a character they name, let’s say Jenny) and several sentences in revert to first …

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