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    Student Writing Model

    My Interpretation of The Joy Luck Club

    Amy Tan’s book The Joy Luck Club explores the relationships between four Chinese American daughters and their often-misunderstood, more traditional Chinese mothers. By sharing quotations from the book, Fawn, the author of this literary analysis, intends to show how, as they grew up, the daughters came to understand, respect, and appreciate their mothers more.

    Level: 
    Grade 9
    Grade 10
    Grade 11
    Grade 12
    Mode: 
    Response to Literature
    Form: 
    Literary Analysis
    Theme: 
    Books
    Literature
    Culture
    Life

    Student Writing Model

    Rosa Parks

    This historical profile presents accurate information about a famous person and is written in an active, lively manner. Alita, the writer, immersed herself in the life of Rosa Parks until she could “feel” the person and events. She found ways to communicate these feelings to readers.

    Level: 
    Grade 9
    Grade 10
    Grade 11
    Grade 12
    Mode: 
    Research Writing
    Form: 
    Research Report
    Theme: 
    Community
    Goals
    History
    Freedom

    Student Writing Model

    The Killer Bean

    This report is timely, revealing, and engaging; it flows smoothly with effective transitions between paragraphs. The author has clearly gained a thorough understanding of the subject.

    Level: 
    Grade 9
    Grade 10
    Grade 11
    Grade 12
    Mode: 
    Research Writing
    Form: 
    Research Report
    Theme: 
    Health
    Law
    Environment
    Science

    Writing Assessment Model

    Mount Rushmore’s Famous Faces

    Writing Assessment Model

    Malcolm X and Eleanor Roosevelt

    Writing Assessment Model

    Wilma Mankiller: Good Times and Bad

    Writing Assessment Model

    Lack of Respect a Growing Problem

    Writing Assessment Model

    Isn't It Romantic?

    Blog Post

    Best Practices for Teaching Grammar

    English Language Arts: 
    Grammar
    Punctuation
    Mechanics
    Usage
    Writing
    Editing

    Minilesson

    Reading as a Writer

    Learn how to discover writing strategies from reading models. 

    Reading as a Writer

    Blog Post

    Make a Reading-Writing Connection

    English Language Arts: 
    Reading
    Writing
    Logical Organization
    Writing Process
    21st Century Skills: 
    Reading
    Reading to Learn

    Minilesson

    Asking and Answering the 5 W's and H Questions

    Teach students to collect key details.

    Question Mark

    Minilesson

    Writing a Creative Synopsis

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

    Television illustration

    Minilesson

    Using Signal Phrases

    Smoothy integrate sources in your writing. 

    Blog Post

    Don’t Leave Grammar to AI

    English Language Arts: 
    Grammar
    Sentence
    Punctuation
    Capitalization
    Usage

    Books

    Writing Literary Analyses

    Price: $9.99
    License type: 
    Classroom
    License duration: 
    1 years

    Blog Post

    Pitch Your Project!

    English Language Arts: 
    Speaking
    Listening
    Prewriting
    21st Century Skills: 
    Speaking
    Listening
    Researching

    Blog Post

    Grow the Reading-Writing Connection

    English Language Arts: 
    Reading
    Writing
    Traits of Writing
    Qualities of Writing
    Writing Process

    Blog Post

    Reflecting on "Bad Ideas About Writing"

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