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6 Best Writing Lessons Ever

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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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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 LevelGrade 3Grade 4Grade 2Grade 5Quick 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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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 LevelGrade 3Grade 4Grade 2Grade 5Quick 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 LevelGrade 3Grade 4Grade 2Grade 5Quick Writes