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    Books

    Write Ahead SkillsBook (10)

    Level: 
    Grade 9
    Grade 10
    Page Count: 
    144
    Practice for language conventions
    Price: $12.95

    Infographic

    Show or Tell

    Level: 
    Grade 6
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    Theme: 
    Education
    Show or Tell Inforgraphic

    Infographic

    Meet the 21st Century Writer

    Level: 
    Grade 3
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    Theme: 
    People
    Technology
    Communication
    Meet the 21st Century Writer

    Infographic

    Text Structures Revealed

    Level: 
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    Text Structures Revealed

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    7 C's for Building a Rock-Solid Argument

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    Theme: 
    Education
    7 C's for Building a Rock-Solid Argument

    Minilesson

    Writing Descriptions That "Show" Instead of "Tell"

    Teach students to use sensory details.

    A GROUP OF MEN AND WOMEN, WITH A GUIDE, WHITE WATER RAFTING ON THE PATATE RIVER, ECUADOR

    Minilesson

    Writing a "Showing" Paragraph

    Help students show instead of tell.

    A GROUP OF MEN AND WOMEN, WITH A GUIDE, WHITEWATER RAFTING ON THE PATATE RIVER, ECUADOR

    Minilesson

    Writing an InstaMemory

    Help students narrate and describe.

    smartphone in female hands taking photo

    Minilesson

    Writing a Four-Star Food Review

    Use this prompt to spark students' creativity.

    Image of plates and silverware

    Minilesson

    Writing: Now how do I get out of this one?

    Assign this prompt to spark students' creativity.

    Mop

    Minilesson

    Writing a Diary of a Famous Figure

    Have students creatively narrate.

    a diary

    Minilesson

    Writing Back-and-Forth Stories

    Inspire students to collaborate in writing.

    Creepy old house in the woods

    Minilesson

    Using Perspective Shifting to Understand Others

    Help students improve empathy.

    illustration of girl and boy working together

    Minilesson

    Using Perspective Shifting to Persuade Readers

    Help students see from readers' perspectives.

    illustration of girl writing and thinking

    Minilesson

    Using Perspective Shifting to Imagine History

    Help students gain a historical viewpoint.

    illustration of man and horse imagining history

    Minilesson

    Using PAST to Understand Assignments

    Teach students to analyze writing assignments.

    tennis racket, badminton racket, shuttlecock, tennis ball

    Minilesson

    Elaborating Ideas Using Different Levels of Details

    Teach elaboration with levels of detail.

    hieroglyphics

    Minilesson

    Using 5 Critical Thinking Strategies

    Use this video to help students think critically.

    Minilesson

    Deciding When to Use Formal and Informal Language

    Match language with purpose and audience.

    black and white bow tie tuxedo

    Minilesson

    Drawing a Life Map

    Help students gather ideas for narratives.

    Life Map

    Minilesson

    Freewriting for Writing Topics

    Have students freewrite for topic ideas.

    girl freewriting

    Minilesson

    Asking and Answering the 5 W's and H Questions

    Teach students to collect key details.

    Question Mark

    Minilesson

    Analyzing the Sender of a Message

    Help students think about sources.

    Minilesson

    Understanding a Message's Subject and Purpose

    Teach students how to analyze messages.

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