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    Minilesson

    Writing a Creative Synopsis

    Create a synopsis of a book, TV show, or event.

    Television illustration

    Minilesson

    Distinguishing Argumentation from Persuasion

    Study argumentation/persuasion.

    Stick figure contemplating apples vs oranges

    Minilesson

    Developing an Opinion Statement

    Develop a main claim.

    High school male cheering

    Minilesson

    Answering Objections in Arguments

    Answer key objections to an argument.

    Illustration of figure pulling rope

    Blog Post

    6 Strategies for Writing Arguments

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing
    21st Century Skills: 
    Building Arguments
    Writing Project

    Blog Post

    12 Writing-to-Learn Activities

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing to Learn
    Writing
    21st Century Skills: 
    Writing
    Writing to Learn

    Minilesson

    Keeping a Learning Log

    Tips for starting and maintaining a learning log.

    Young adult writing on a notepad

    Minilesson

    Performing a Stop 'n' Write

    Pause and reflect on your reading or learning.

    Stop Sign

    Blog Post

    How Reflective Writing Expands Thinking

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing
    21st Century Skills: 
    Critical Thinking
    Writing
    Writing Project

    Blog Post

    How to Use Close Reading in Writing Workshops

    Blog Post

    Summer Reading Recommendations for Writing Teachers

    Blog Post

    Recipe for a Great Writing Classroom

    Blog Post

    How to Find Open-Education Resources

    Minilesson

    Reading as a Writer

    Learn how to discover writing strategies from reading models. 

    Reading as a Writer

    Blog Post

    Teaching Students to Read as Writers

    Minilesson

    Choosing the Right Coordinating Conjunction

    Learn how to choose precise connecting words. 

    Traffic Light

    Minilesson

    Elaborating Ideas with Compound Sentences

    Learn how to add new details to sentences. 

    Street Art

    Blog Post

    3 Ways to Teach Conjunctions

    Blog Post

    Why Project-Based Learning Motivates Students

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

    Blog Post

    How to Nurture a Writing Mindset

    Blog Post

    ELA Planning Help! Right Now! For Free!

    Blog Post

    Teaching the Whole Child (in a Fragmented World)

    Social-Emotional Intelligence: 
    SEL
    Social-Emotional Learning
    Socialization
    Bullying
    Body Language
    Impulse Control
    Conflict Resolution
    Attention and Focus

    Blog Post

    Developing Social-Emotional Skills Through Literature

    Social-Emotional Intelligence: 
    Emotion
    Empathy
    Happiness
    Sadness
    Anger
    Fear
    Love
    Hurt
    Social-Emotional Learning

    Blog Post

    Connecting Writing with Media Literacy

    English Language Arts: 
    Prewriting
    Writing
    Revising
    Editing
    Publishing
    Writing Process
    Media Literacy
    21st Century Skills: 
    Media Literacy
    Information Literacy
    Researching

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