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    Books

    All Write SkillsBook

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Page Count: 
    215
    Practice for language conventions
    Price: $12.95

    Books

    All Write Teacher's Guide

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Page Count: 
    489
    Teacher's Guide to the All Write Student Handbook.
    Price: $0.00

    Blog Post

    Rethinking Summer Reading Lists

    Blog Post

    How to Use Close Reading in Writing Workshops

    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 Find Open-Education Resources

    Blog Post

    Hold a “Dates with the Greats” Interview Party

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing
    Speaking
    Listening
    21st Century Skills: 
    Researching
    Presenting

    Blog Post

    38 Ways Students Can Create Digital Content

    21st Century Skills: 
    Creating
    Web Project
    Graphing Project
    Audio-Visual Project
    Writing Project

    Books

    All Write

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Page Count: 
    560
    Student Handbook
    Price: $19.95

    Minilesson

    Writing a List Poem

    Learn how to write a list poem.
     

    Quill and Ink

    Minilesson

    Writing an Arts & Performance Review

    Review a song, dance, poem, or piece of artwork.

    Vintage symbols of various arts

    Minilesson

    Writing a Historical Dialogue

    Create a dialogue with a historical figure.

    Blog Post

    4 Writing Activities for Celebrating Black History

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

    Minilesson

    If I Were a President's Pet

    Imagine being a president's pet.

    FDR quote

    Minilesson

    Comparing Myself to a President

    Compare yourself to a president.

    Abraham Lincoln

    Minilesson

    If I Were President

    Think about being president.

    If I Were President

    Blog Post

    Celebrating Presidents' Day in the Primary Grades

    English Language Arts: 
    Reading
    Writing
    21st Century Skills: 
    Critical Thinking
    Creative Thinking
    Researching
    Social-Emotional Intelligence: 
    Empathy

    Minilesson

    Detecting Media Bias

    Practice detecting bias.
     

    Image of an unbalanced scale

    Minilesson

    Analyzing Point of View in Media

    Review media for point of view.
     

    Blog Post

    How to Improve Media Literacy

    21st Century Skills: 
    Media Literacy

    Blog Post

    3 Wise Ways to Teach Writing

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing Process
    Writing
    21st Century Skills: 
    Critical Thinking
    Creative Thinking
    Communicating

    Minilesson

    Starting a Journal

    Help students begin journal writing.

    Journal Writing

    Blog Post

    Developing a Growth Mindset

    21st Century Skills: 
    Critical Thinking
    Creative Thinking
    Problem Solving
    Succeeding in School
    Succeeding in the Workplace
    Life Skills
    Social-Emotional Intelligence: 
    Attention and Focus
    Self-Care

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