FREE Descriptive Language Video~ This professional-quality, 4:53 minute long video from TED-Ed encourages students to use livelier, more specific words, figurative language, and words with more depth of meaning. Great tool for teaching writing in any subject.
8 colorful writing posters, created based on writing prompt grading rubrics, as well as traits of good writing. Each poster includes a memorable phrase, a description of the writing tip /strategy, and a picture analogy with which to connect.
Writing conference... Maybe I can keep this info in my own data binder, but also have my students keep a data sheet in their writing journals? Then, before they start writing each day, I'll have them reference what they're supposed to be working on.
Anchor chart for mini-lessons- There is also a one page personal version for student notebooks.
Use the following words in a ten-minute free write: 1. CAT, 2. SHOVED, and 3. BEIGE or WHITE. **Standards: L5, W3, W10 (distinguishes among connotations such as giggle/snicker/guffaw, uses precise words/phrases, writes routinely within time frames) ** Lesson link: pinterest.com/... (Photo source link below)