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5 Mini-Lessons You MUST Teach for Creative Narrative

5 Mini-Lessons You MUST Teach for Creative Narrative Writing


Improve student writing and grammar without boring drills! Engage students and have fun while increasing writing sophistication with Mentor Sentences,


Teacher Resources

A good list of writing topics students should master before high school.

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5 Tips for Successful Research Projects

5 Tips for Successful Research Projects - Overwhelmed by the thought of doing a research project with your elementary students? These tips will help streamline the process so that ALL of your students will be successful, including students that struggle to write complete sentences. Use these tips to make your elementary research projects engaging, motivating, and enjoyable again! (Adventures of a Schoolmarm on Classroom Tested Resources)


Informational Writing, Research Writing, Writer's Workshop, Anchor Chart, 5th grade, ELA, how to take notes


High School and Middle School English: focus on the process and use revision stations to do so. Read about how I use them in my classroom.

from ELA Buffet

Teach Tone with One Sentence

Have tone and mood been stumbling blocks for your middle grade students? One of the most frequent questions I get from teachers is about how to teach tone. Now, I no longer have to reply, "I'll be darned if I know!" ;) Here's an awesome trick to teach kids what tone means and how to include it in writing!

from Teachers Pay Teachers

Ending Techniques: Student Mentor Samples

This is a superb resource for students' writing classes. The sheet lists with numerous examples varies types of different ending techniques that can be used for both fiction and nonfiction writing. These techniques go beyond the obvious normally taught to young writers and provide strong mentor samples for students to imitate. The resource would be a perfect addition to the writer's notebook. Perfect from 5th-8th grade.