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    Writing Topic

    Traveling west in a wagon train

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Creative Writing
    Research Writing
    Form: 
    Story
    Poem
    Play
    Research Report
    Theme: 
    History
    Imagination
    Life
    Work
    Travel
    Transportation

    Minilesson

    Understanding a Message's Subject and Purpose

    Teach students how to analyze messages.

    Minilesson

    Understanding Context Clues

    Learn about context clues for vocabulary.
     

    Gathering Context Clues

    Minilesson

    Understanding the Parts of the Brain

    Teach brain parts and functions.

    image of the brain showing the brain stem, limbic system, and cortex

    Minilesson

    Understanding the Plot Line

    Understand the plot line.

    Plot Line

    Blog Post

    Unifying Paragraphs

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing Process
    Revising
    Paragraphs

    Student Writing Model

    Unique Wolves

    Sixth-grader Bryan wrote this report after visiting a wolf park in Battle Ground, Indiana.

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Research Writing
    Form: 
    Research Report
    Theme: 
    Animals
    Science
    Environment
    Nature

    Blog Post

    Unlocking Literacy Across the Curriculum

    21st Century Skills: 
    Learning Skills
    Literacy Skills
    Communicating
    Information Literacy
    Media Literacy
    Technology Literacy
    Writing
    Reading
    Speaking
    Listening

    Writing Topic

    Unusual fruits and vegetables

    Level: 
    Grade 2
    Grade 3
    Grade 4
    Mode: 
    Explanatory Writing
    Form: 
    Explanatory Paragraph
    Explanatory Essay
    Theme: 
    Food
    Family
    Life

    Minilesson

    Usage Mnemonics

    Create memory aids for usage.

    Memory Aid

    Minilesson

    Using 5 Critical Thinking Strategies

    Use this video to help students think critically.

    Minilesson

    Using 5-5-5 Breathing to Calm Down

    Teach 5-5-5 breathing to calm students.

    clouds spelling, "just breathe"

    Minilesson

    Using a Peer Response Sheet

    Teach students to write peer responses.

    Response Sheet Example

    Minilesson

    Using Anecdotes in Formal Writing

    Add a narrative touch to formal writing.

    Illustration of a flying fish jumping over a boy in a rowboat

    Minilesson

    Using Apostrophes in Contractions and Possessives

    Use apostrophes with contractions and possessives.

    Open book with imaginary landscape

    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 Context Clues

    Learn new words with context clues.

    Context Clues

    Minilesson

    Using Hyphens with Compounds and Fractions

    Use hyphens in compounds and fractions.

    Lights at field

    Video

    Using Inquire in Your School Library

    Video

    Using Inquire to Prepare for New Assessments

    Blog Post

    Using Inquiry Projects to Teach Language Arts

    21st Century Skills: 
    Inquiry Process
    Project-Based Learning
    Questioning
    Planning
    Researching
    Creating
    Improving
    Presenting

    Minilesson

    Using Numbers

    Use numbers correctly.

    Colorful fabric from a southwestern rug

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