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    Minilesson

    Using Commas in a Series

    Use commas in series.

    Anteater

    Minilesson

    Using Commas in Dates and Addresses

    Use commas in dates and addresses.

    Fireworks

    Minilesson

    Using Commas with Numbers and Interjections

    Use commas with numbers and interjections.

    Rain on a window

    Minilesson

    Using Hyphens with Compounds and Fractions

    Use hyphens in compounds and fractions.

    Lights at field

    Minilesson

    Using Apostrophes in Contractions and Possessives

    Use apostrophes with contractions and possessives.

    Open book with imaginary landscape

    Minilesson

    Using Quotation Marks

    Use quotation marks with titles and quotations.

    Gollum paddling in underground river

    Minilesson

    Correcting Capitalization 2

    Correct capitalization.

    Plane taking off

    Minilesson

    Using Numbers

    Use numbers correctly.

    Colorful fabric from a southwestern rug

    Minilesson

    Correcting Subject-Verb Agreement 2

    Make subjects and verbs agree in number.

    Bison walking on the snow

    Minilesson

    Fixing Run-On Sentences

    Correct run-on sentences.

    Image of the liberty bell

    Minilesson

    Fixing Sentence Fragments

    Fix sentence fragments.

    Picture of Dorothea Dix

    Minilesson

    Using the Right Word

    Use the right word.

    an image of the recycling symbol

    Minilesson

    Combining Choppy Sentences

    Combine sentences for better flow.

    An image of the planet Venus

    Minilesson

    Choosing the Right Coordinating Conjunction

    Learn how to choose precise connecting words. 

    Traffic Light

    Minilesson

    Elaborating Ideas with Compound Sentences

    Learn how to add new details to sentences. 

    Street Art

    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

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