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    Blog Post

    4 Writing Activities for Celebrating Black History

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing
    Reading
    21st Century Skills: 
    Critical Thinking
    Creative Thinking
    Researching

    Blog Post

    Lessons for Combating Fake News

    21st Century Skills: 
    Media Literacy
    Information Literacy
    Creating
    Critical Thinking
    Researching

    Blog Post

    8 Mindful Writing Habits (and 16 Prompts!)

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing Process
    Writing
    21st Century Skills: 
    Creative Thinking
    Problem Solving
    Critical Thinking
    Questioning
    Researching
    Creating

    Blog Post

    Writing Advice from Favorite Authors

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing

    Blog Post

    Writing to Celebrate Women's History

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing
    Writing to Learn

    Blog Post

    How to Evaluate Media

    English Language Arts: 
    Reading
    21st Century Skills: 
    Media Literacy
    Information Literacy
    Reading

    Blog Post

    Awaken Creativity—and Students

    21st Century Skills: 
    Creative Thinking
    Problem Solving

    Blog Post

    Support Students Through Trying Times

    Social-Emotional Intelligence: 
    Limbic System
    Cortex
    SEL
    Stress
    Mindfulness
    Self-Care
    Social-Emotional Learning

    Blog Post

    Best Practices for Teaching Grammar

    English Language Arts: 
    Grammar
    Punctuation
    Mechanics
    Usage
    Writing
    Editing

    Blog Post

    How to Scaffold Grammar Instruction

    English Language Arts: 
    Grammar
    Complex Sentences
    Commas
    Sentence Combining

    Blog Post

    Surveying Growth in Your Writing Classroom

    Blog Post

    How to Give Good Grammar Feedback

    English Language Arts: 
    Grammar

    Blog Post

    Make Way for Writers' Notebooks

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing
    Writing to Learn
    Prewriting

    Student Writing Model

    Musical Arts

    The use of an authority’s quotation to open this editorial lends credibility to the writer’s opinion. Seventh-grader Jess backs up her position in subsequent paragraphs.

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Editorial
    Theme: 
    Art
    Education

    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

    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

    How to Engage Your Students with Shared Inquiry

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing
    Writing Process
    Qualities of Writing
    Ideas
    Structure
    Conventions
    21st Century Skills: 
    Critical Thinking
    Creative Thinking
    Reading
    Reading to Learn

    Blog Post

    Mapping Your Writing Process

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing Process
    Prewriting
    Writing
    Revising
    Editing

    Blog Post

    Unifying Paragraphs

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing Process
    Revising
    Paragraphs

    Blog Post

    Cures for Vague Writing

    English Language Arts: 
    Revising
    Noun
    Style
    Strong Ideas

    Blog Post

    Solutions for Choppy Writing

    English Language Arts: 
    Fluid Sentences
    Sentences
    Style
    Revising

    Blog Post

    Teaching Revision Strategies

    English Language Arts: 
    Revising
    Elaboration
    Writing Process

    Blog Post

    Dealing with Sadness in School

    Social-Emotional Intelligence: 
    Social-Emotional Learning
    SEL
    Emotion
    Sadness

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