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    Minilesson

    Avoiding Double Subjects

    Help students avoid double subjects.

    twin sheep in a field

    Blog Post

    Awaken Creativity—and Students

    21st Century Skills: 
    Creative Thinking
    Problem Solving

    Writing Assessment Model

    Bathing a Puppy

    Blog Post

    Best Advice for Struggling Writers

    Blog Post

    Best Practices for Teaching Grammar

    English Language Arts: 
    Grammar
    Punctuation
    Mechanics
    Usage
    Writing
    Editing

    Blog Post

    Beyond Compassion: Deepening Learning Through Perspective Shifting

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing
    21st Century Skills: 
    Critical Thinking
    Problem Solving
    Social-Emotional Intelligence: 
    SEL
    Fairness
    Conflict Resolution

    Writing Topic

    Book characters I'd like to meet

    Level: 
    Grade 2
    Grade 3
    Grade 4
    Mode: 
    Response to Literature
    Form: 
    Book Report
    Theme: 
    People
    Books
    Literature

    Blog Post

    Boredom is the birthplace.

    Blog Post

    Bring Out the Teacher in Your Students

    21st Century Skills: 
    Life Skills
    Social Skills
    Leadership

    Writing Topic

    Building a fort

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Mode: 
    Creative Writing
    Explanatory Writing
    Narrative Writing
    Form: 
    Narrative Paragraph
    Personal Narrative
    Explanatory Paragraph
    How-To
    Story
    Play
    Poem
    Theme: 
    Play
    Environment
    Friends
    Family

    Minilesson

    Building Words

    Assemble prefixes, roots, and suffixes.
     

    Building Vocabulary

    Writing Topic

    Buying something with my own money

    Level: 
    Grade 1
    Grade 2
    Grade 3
    Mode: 
    Narrative Writing
    Form: 
    Narrative Paragraph
    Personal Narrative
    Theme: 
    Money
    Life

    Minilesson

    Calming Down with Deep Pressure

    Teach deep pressure to calm students.

    a woman's hand squeezing a stress ball

    Blog Post

    Can Artistic Thinking Spark Creativity in Your Classroom?

    21st Century Skills: 
    Creating
    Creative Thinking

    Writing Topic

    Can farmers grow enough food for everyone?

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Explanatory Writing
    Research Writing
    Form: 
    Explanatory Paragraph
    Explanatory Essay
    Research Report
    Theme: 
    Food
    Science
    Technology

    Minilesson

    Capturing Readers' Attention

    Use opening strategies.

    Photo of a gorilla

    Student Writing Model

    Caught in the Net

    Kim’s essay uses narration and definition to focus on Internet addiction. This essay predates Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Skype, and smart phones. How has our definition of Internet addiction changed?

    Level: 
    Grade 9
    Grade 10
    Grade 11
    Grade 12
    Mode: 
    Narrative Writing
    Explanatory Writing
    Form: 
    Definition
    Theme: 
    Technology
    Health

    Writing Topic

    Causes of a huge change in the world

    Level: 
    Grade 9
    Grade 10
    Grade 11
    Grade 12
    Mode: 
    Explanatory Writing
    Research Writing
    Form: 
    Research Report
    Cause-Effect
    Theme: 
    History
    Government
    Environment
    Rules

    CCSS

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.1

    Standard Grade: 
    K
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    Standard Strand: 
    Language

    CCSS

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.2

    Standard Grade: 
    K
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    Standard Strand: 
    Language

    CCSS

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.3

    Standard Grade: 
    K
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    Standard Strand: 
    Language

    CCSS

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.4

    Standard Grade: 
    K
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    Standard Strand: 
    Language

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