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As we do a mini-lesson on a certain trait, write a card that summarized the idea. Then have st.place it under the correct trait category. I find the best time to do this is at the end of the period, during sharing time. It's a great close to the lesson after sharing how they used the skill in writing that day.
Start out introducing story elements and figurative language with great examples like these! Let's see if the kids can find some great examples in their books! then have them use some examples to help them begin to write. Great way to teach a hook!