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    Blog Post

    How to Give Good Grammar Feedback

    English Language Arts: 
    Grammar

    Blog Post

    Make Way for Writers' Notebooks

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing
    Writing to Learn
    Prewriting

    Blog Post

    How to Create Engaging Writing Prompts

    Blog Post

    Invigorate Reading Discussions

    English Language Arts: 
    Reading

    Blog Post

    Best Practices for Teaching Grammar

    English Language Arts: 
    Grammar
    Punctuation
    Mechanics
    Usage
    Writing
    Editing

    Blog Post

    Grow the Reading-Writing Connection

    English Language Arts: 
    Reading
    Writing
    Traits of Writing
    Qualities of Writing
    Writing Process

    Student Writing Model

    My Dad

    Dylan, a second-grade writer, shares his very personal feelings in an honest, direct way. His first and last sentences tell the whole story; and the middle sentences give the reader important, heartfelt details about Dylan’s experience.

    Level: 
    Grade 2
    Mode: 
    Narrative Writing
    Form: 
    Personal Narrative
    Theme: 
    Family
    Love
    Life

    Student Writing Model

    The Horrible Day

    This is a fun story with lots of details.

    Level: 
    Grade 2
    Mode: 
    Narrative Writing
    Form: 
    Personal Narrative
    Theme: 
    Family
    Life
    Home

    Student Writing Model

    Ladybugs

    This report was submitted by Brittany, a second grader. The ending of Brittany’s report shares exactly how she feels about her subject.

    Level: 
    Grade 2
    Mode: 
    Research Writing
    Form: 
    Report
    Theme: 
    Animals
    Science
    Nature

    Student Writing Model

    Horses

    Second-grade writer Kirsten shares many interesting facts in her report. Notice how she ties everything together by mentioning the horse’s good eyesight in both the first and last paragraphs.

    Level: 
    Grade 2
    Mode: 
    Research Writing
    Form: 
    Report
    Theme: 
    Animals
    Science
    Nature

    Student Writing Model

    Ant Poem

    Second-grader Pheba wrote a small poem that tells in just a few words what her subject does and how she feels about it.

    Level: 
    Grade 2
    Mode: 
    Creative Writing
    Form: 
    Poem
    Theme: 
    Animals
    Science
    Nature

    Student Writing Model

    If I Were President

    Austin, the second-grade writer of this expository paragraph, introduces his subject—how to be a good president—in an interesting way.

    Level: 
    Grade 2
    Mode: 
    Explanatory Writing
    Form: 
    Explanatory Paragraph
    Theme: 
    Government
    Goals

    Student Writing Model

    One Great Book

    This book review is well organized and shares interesting details related to the book.

    Level: 
    Grade 2
    Mode: 
    Response to Literature
    Form: 
    Book Review
    Theme: 
    Books
    Animals

    Student Writing Model

    A Fable

    This writing shows that the writer has a real grasp of the meaning of a fable. It has some delightful details.

    Level: 
    Grade 2
    Mode: 
    Creative Writing
    Form: 
    Story
    Theme: 
    Animals
    Life

    Student Writing Model

    Winter Words

    Jess uses his senses to describe winter in this poem.

    Level: 
    Grade 2
    Mode: 
    Creative Writing
    Form: 
    Poem
    Theme: 
    Environment
    Seasons
    Nature

    Student Writing Model

    The Missing Coin

    This story is well organized, and the sentences flow smoothly. There are lots of details and excellent word choices.

    Level: 
    Grade 2
    Mode: 
    Creative Writing
    Form: 
    Story
    Theme: 
    Imagination
    Money
    Holidays

    Blog Post

    Celebrating Presidents' Day in the Primary Grades

    English Language Arts: 
    Reading
    Writing
    21st Century Skills: 
    Critical Thinking
    Creative Thinking
    Researching
    Social-Emotional Intelligence: 
    Empathy

    FAQ Page

    What are the steps of the writing process?

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing Process
    Prewriting
    Writing
    Revising
    Editing
    Publishing

    FAQ Page

    What is social and emotional intelligence?

    21st Century Skills: 
    Collaborating
    Social-Emotional Intelligence: 
    Social-Emotional Learning
    SEL
    Emotion
    Empathy

    FAQ Page

    What are the social and emotional needs of the brain?

    Social-Emotional Intelligence: 
    SEL
    Social-Emotional Learning
    Emotion
    Brain and Nervous System
    Brain Stem
    Limbic System
    Cortex

    FAQ Page

    What are the basic emotions?

    Social-Emotional Intelligence: 
    SEL
    Social-Emotional Learning
    Emotion
    Happiness
    Sadness
    Anger
    Hurt
    Fear
    Love

    FAQ Page

    What are ways to calm the brain and body?

    Social-Emotional Intelligence: 
    SEL
    Social-Emotional Learning
    Brain and Nervous System
    Self-Care

    FAQ Page

    What are the modes and forms of writing?

    FAQ Page

    What are the standards for writing?

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