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    Blog Post

    Successful Adulting (or What You Don't Learn in School)

    21st Century Skills: 
    Critical Thinking
    Creative Thinking
    Problem Solving
    Inquiry Process

    Blog Post

    4 Steps to a Rigorous Writing Program

    Blog Post

    7 Steps to a Great Writing Workshop

    English Language Arts: 
    Qualities of Writing
    Ideas
    Structure
    Writing Process
    Prewriting
    Writing
    Revising
    Editing
    Publishing

    Blog Post

    Writing Advice from Favorite Authors

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing

    Minilesson

    Analyze the Communication Situation

    Think of the sender, message, medium, receiver, and context.

    Communication Situation

    Minilesson

    Make Abstract Ideas Concrete

    Make concrete representations of abstract ideas.

    Making the Abstract Concrete

    Minilesson

    Create a Memory Palace

    Use spatial awareness to improve memory.

    Buckingham Palace

    Minilesson

    Punctuating Dialogue

    Teach quotation marks with end punctuation.
     

    Blog Post

    5 Back-to-School Mental-Health Tips

    Blog Post

    10 Activities for Writing to Learn

    Books

    Writers Express Teacher's Guide

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Page Count: 
    489
    Teacher's Guide to the Writer's Express Student Handbook.
    Price: $0.00

    Books

    Write on Course 20-20

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Page Count: 
    608
    Student Handbook
    Price: $19.95

    Books

    Write Away

    Level: 
    Grade 2
    Page Count: 
    352
    Student Writing Handbook
    Price: $19.95

    Student Writing Model

    Jet Bikes

    Fifth-grader Ethan moves the reader smoothly through his personal narrative with transition words like first, then, also, so far, and when.

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Mode: 
    Narrative Writing
    Form: 
    Personal Narrative
    Theme: 
    Goals
    Work
    Money
    Life
    Sports
    Exercise

    Student Writing Model

    My Dad

    Dylan, a second-grade writer, shares his very personal feelings in an honest, direct way. His first and last sentences tell the whole story; and the middle sentences give the reader important, heartfelt details about Dylan’s experience.

    Level: 
    Grade 2
    Mode: 
    Narrative Writing
    Form: 
    Personal Narrative
    Theme: 
    Family
    Love
    Life

    Student Writing Model

    My Trip to Mexico

    Many details are included in this writing, and a personal tone emerges. The piece has a clear beginning, middle, and ending.

    Level: 
    Grade 1
    Mode: 
    Narrative Writing
    Form: 
    Narrative Paragraph
    Theme: 
    Play
    Travel
    Geography

    Student Writing Model

    A Happy Day

    This writing shows the feelings of the writer and is well organized.

    Level: 
    Grade 1
    Mode: 
    Narrative Writing
    Form: 
    Narrative Paragraph
    Theme: 
    Family
    Love

    Student Writing Model

    My Favorite Pet

    Adam, the first-grade writer of this model, uses his senses to describe his cat—fluffy, soft, fat. Readers can “see” and “feel” Buzz.

    Level: 
    Grade 1
    Mode: 
    Explanatory Writing
    Form: 
    Explanatory Paragraph
    Theme: 
    Animals
    Family
    Home

    Student Writing Model

    How Much I Know About Space

    Ryan tells what he learned on a visit to a space center.

    Level: 
    Grade 1
    Mode: 
    Explanatory Writing
    Form: 
    Explanatory Paragraph
    Theme: 
    Science
    Education

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