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    Minilesson

    Writing Freely and Rapidly

    Teach student to freewrite for ideas.

    Illustration of a notebook and pencil

    Minilesson

    Writing a Family Story and Historical Marker

    Inspire students to write family stories.

    Kascinski's World Famous Hot Dog Stand Plaque

    Blog Post

    Why Project-Based Learning Motivates Students

    21st Century Skills: 
    Project-Based Learning
    Collaborating
    Problem Solving
    Productivity

    Blog Post

    4 Writing Strategies for Creative Thinking

    English Language Arts: 
    Qualities of Writing
    Ideas
    Critical Thinking
    21st Century Skills: 
    Creative Thinking

    Blog Post

    10 Reasons Why We Write #WhyIWrite

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing
    Writing Process

    Minilesson

    Performing "Systems Checks" of Your Writing

    Help students self-evaluate their writing. 

    Pilots interacting in a plane cockpit

    Blog Post

    How Photojournalism Connects Kids and Community

    English Language Arts: 
    Reading
    Writing
    21st Century Skills: 
    Critical Thinking
    Creative Thinking
    Problem Solving
    Researching
    Initiative

    Blog Post

    7 Steps to a Great Writing Workshop

    English Language Arts: 
    Qualities of Writing
    Ideas
    Structure
    Writing Process
    Prewriting
    Writing
    Revising
    Editing
    Publishing

    Minilesson

    Using a Peer Response Sheet

    Teach students to write peer responses.

    Response Sheet Example

    Books

    Writers Express Skillsbook (Grade 4)

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Page Count: 
    184
    Practice for language conventions
    Price: $12.95

    Books

    Writers Express Skillsbook Teacher's Edition (Grade 4)

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Page Count: 
    184
    Teacher's Edition
    Price: $12.95

    Books

    Writers Express Teacher's Guide

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Page Count: 
    489
    Teacher's Guide to the Writer's Express Student Handbook.
    Price: $0.00

    Infographic

    Text Structures Revealed

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Grade 9
    Grade 10
    Grade 11
    Grade 12
    Text Structures Revealed

    Books

    Writers Express Skillsbook (Grade 5)

    Level: 
    Grade 5
    Page Count: 
    183
    Practice for language conventions
    Price: $12.95

    Books

    Writers Express Skillsbook Teacher's Edition (Grade 5)

    Level: 
    Grade 5
    Page Count: 
    183
    Answers for the Student Skillsbook
    Price: $12.95

    Minilesson

    Correcting End Punctuation

    Insert end punctuation in the paragraph.

    California landscape

    Minilesson

    Correcting Capitalization 1

    Correct capitalization.

    Image of the underground railroad

    Minilesson

    Correcting Subject-Verb Agreement 1

    Make subjects and verbs agree in number.

    A tornado in a field

    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

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