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    Blog Post

    4 Steps to a Rigorous Writing Program

    Blog Post

    7 Steps to a Great Writing Workshop

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

    Blog Post

    Writing Advice from Favorite Authors

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing

    Minilesson

    Analyze the Communication Situation

    Think of the sender, message, medium, receiver, and context.

    Communication Situation

    Minilesson

    Make Abstract Ideas Concrete

    Make concrete representations of abstract ideas.

    Making the Abstract Concrete

    Minilesson

    Create a Memory Palace

    Use spatial awareness to improve memory.

    Buckingham Palace

    Minilesson

    Punctuating Dialogue

    Teach quotation marks with end punctuation.
     

    Blog Post

    5 Back-to-School Mental-Health Tips

    Blog Post

    10 Activities for Writing to Learn

    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

    Books

    Write Away

    Level: 
    Grade 2
    Page Count: 
    352
    Student Writing Handbook
    Price: $19.95

    Books

    Write on Course 20-20

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Page Count: 
    608
    Student Handbook
    Price: $19.95

    Blog Post

    4 Writing Strategies for Creative Thinking

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

    Minilesson

    Performing "Systems Checks" of Your Writing

    Help students self-evaluate their writing. 

    Pilots interacting in a plane cockpit

    Minilesson

    Discovering Narrative Strategies

    Use shared inquiry to develop personal narratives. 

    Illustration of boy writing his name in a frosty window

    Minilesson

    Discovering Rules for Their, There, and They’re

    Use shared inquiry to learn their, there, and they're.

    American barber pole

    Minilesson

    Discovering Word Origins (Etymology)

    Use shared inquiry to find word origins.

    Word cloud

    Minilesson

    Sharing Fiction with a Partner

    Use shared inquiry to read fiction.

    Illustration of boy reading giant book

    Minilesson

    Analyzing Point of View in Media

    Review media for point of view.
     

    Minilesson

    Detecting Media Bias

    Practice detecting bias.
     

    Image of an unbalanced scale

    Minilesson

    Writing a Historical Dialogue

    Create a dialogue with a historical figure.

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