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    Blog Post

    Create a Writing Wish List

    Minilesson

    Creating a Dialogue Journal

    Engage in a written conversation.

    Writing Assessment Model

    The Great Pyramid

    Blog Post

    Dos and Don'ts of Writing Assessment

    Blog Post

    Can Artistic Thinking Spark Creativity in Your Classroom?

    21st Century Skills: 
    Creating
    Creative Thinking

    Blog Post

    15 Engaging Explanatory Writing Prompts

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

    Blog Post

    Debunking Myths About Student Writers

    Minilesson

    Guarding Against Confirmation Bias

    Read news from an unbiased point of view.

    Minilesson

    Detecting Fake News

    Ask critical questions to detect fake news.

    Blog Post

    4 Writing Ideas for Creative Classrooms

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing
    21st Century Skills: 
    Creative Thinking
    Creating
    Writing

    Minilesson

    Starting Stories with Suspense

    Inspire storytelling with original story starters. 

    Starting Stories with Suspense

    Minilesson

    Writing a Fictionalized Diary

    Have students write a diary entry of an everyday object. 

    Writing a Fictionalized Diary

    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

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