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    Minilesson

    Analyzing Writing Prompts

    Practice studying the parts of a test prompt.

    Photo of a blue exam book

    Student Writing Model

    Ann

    Kendra, a fourth grader, submitted this model in which she shares a very personal experience.

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Mode: 
    Narrative Writing
    Form: 
    Personal Narrative
    Theme: 
    Friends
    Love
    Life
    Fun
    Play

    Minilesson

    Answering Objections

    Address opposing positions.

    Photo of a protestor with a "no" sign

    Minilesson

    Answering Objections in Arguments

    Answer key objections to an argument.

    Illustration of figure pulling rope

    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

    Anticipating the Dream

    Michelle (grade 11) develops this eyewitness account by answering the “5 W’s and H” about her parents becoming American citizens. The writer also shares her sensory impressions.

    Level: 
    Grade 9
    Grade 10
    Grade 11
    Grade 12
    Mode: 
    Narrative Writing
    Form: 
    Personal Narrative
    Theme: 
    Culture
    Family
    Community
    Rules
    History
    People
    Rights

    Writing Assessment Model

    Art Every Day

    Minilesson

    Asking and Answering the 5 W's and H Questions

    Teach students to collect key details.

    Question Mark

    Video

    Asking Better Questions

    Minilesson

    Asking Bigger and Better Questions

    Teach students to form better questions.

    Writing Topic

    At the library

    Level: 
    Grade 1
    Grade 2
    Grade 3
    Mode: 
    Explanatory Writing
    Form: 
    Explanatory Paragraph
    Explanatory Essay
    Theme: 
    Education
    Books

    Blog Post

    Attention Span: The Long and the Short of It

    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

    Bend the Rules to Teach the Rules

    English Language Arts: 
    Grammar
    Sentence Fragments
    Fragments
    Sentence
    Fluid Sentences
    Sentences

    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

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