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Are you looking to provide specific feedback to your students in order to improve their writing? These samples are annotated for the specific skills students applied effectively in their writing …

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Topics:Narrative WritingStudent Writing LessonsStudent Writing SamplesResource by Grade LevelGrades 2-5

Are you looking to provide specific feedback to your students in order to improve their writing? These samples are annotated for the specific skills students applied effectively in their writing …

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Topics:Student Writing LessonsStudent Writing SamplesExpository WritingResource by Grade LevelGrades 2-5Response to TextExpository Student Writing Samples

How do expository writing and argument writing compare? What similarities and differences do you need to teach your students? This chart identifies the salient qualities and features of each genre …

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Download this list of mentor texts and share a copy with your school media specialist. Refer to “Getting Ready to Write” to discover all the mileage you can get from …

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Topics:Resource by Grade LevelLiterature Connection

If there’s one thing kids are good at, it’s persuasion. They have strong opinions about all kinds of things, they know what they want, and they’re good at figuring out …

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Twenty-first century students will increasingly see themselves as citizens of the world. Having the opportunity to understand and empathize with their global neighbors is a critical part of their education …

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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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Topics:Student Writing LessonsResource by Grade LevelQuick Writes

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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Topics:Student Writing LessonsResource by Grade LevelQuick Writes

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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Topics:Student Writing LessonsResource by Grade LevelQuick Writes

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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Topics:Student Writing LessonsResource by Grade LevelQuick Writes

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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Topics:Student Writing LessonsResource by Grade LevelQuick Writes

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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Topics:Student Writing LessonsResource by Grade LevelQuick Writes

It would be great if there was a sexier name for annotation and analysis. The term conjures up images of students slumped at their desks, the teacher pressing them to …

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WOOF! WOOF! Warren, a third grade student, loved to act like a dog. He’d get down on all fours and sniff around the room, bark on command, and even sit …

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