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6 Best Writing Lessons Ever

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With the advent of the CCSS, everyone is concerned about teaching Opinion Writing in response to text, to issues, situations, likes and dislikes. The underlying organizational structure of a well-crafted …

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What is your favorite season and why? Write a piece describing and explaining your favorite season. This was a prompt that until recently I would have used for my students …

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PROMPT: If you got to pick any pet in the pet store what would you pick and why. Explain your reasons. Use this student sample to discover how the lack …

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My daughter Hayley can argue anything! When she was in middle school if I said the sky was blue she would argue that it was really shades of gray. I …

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Where do I begin writing instruction in my k-1 classroom when my students are all over the map? Not literally, (although that is true of the K-1 classroom) but across …

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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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Writing is a process, not a destination! It’s very easy for us as teachers to get overwhelmed by the task of helping young writers improve. The challenge seems daunting at …

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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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