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What exactly is expository/informational writing? Expository writing comes in a variety of forms, but, in general it is factual writing for the purpose of informing others: The straight information report …

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There are many variations or subgenres under the umbrella of “narrative writing.” Folk tales, fairy tales, fables, tall tales, realistic fiction, fantasy, memoirs – to name just a few. While …

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Teaching Narrative Writing Narrative writing…you’ve heard the term, you’re expected to teach your students how to write a narrative story or personal experience narrative, you’re given rubrics that describe and …

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Pencils incessantly tapping on desks, feet swishing back and forth, bodies in constant motion… fidget, wiggle, and squirm… Writing time for a special education student can be less than productive …

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At a recent writing workshop, one participant raised her hand. “You know”, she said, “I love all of these techniques. I’m sure my students could really excel with them. But, …

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No one is born knowing how to write or how to teach writing. Even after getting a bachelor’s degree, you may not have encountered any instruction about how to teach …

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I love all things Italian – the food, the country itself, the people, the music, the melodic sound of the language. The only Italian thing I’m not too crazy about …

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I have a confession to make – I hate football. I know it’s un-American; in fact it’s almost sacrilege. But every time I try to sit and watch with a …

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Argumentative vs Persuasive Writing Clue #1: Is the author presenting evidence or trying to convince you of something? By finding an answer to that question, we are able to identify …

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We’ve all heard teachers talk about “voice” – how a piece of writing somehow has it or doesn’t. It is a frequently misunderstood concept, an illusive quality that often seems …

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In order for students to respond effectively to 21st century literary analysis tasks and response to text challenges, we must use every reading experience as an opportunity for close reading, and …

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