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    The Rule of So What from Nancie Atwell's Lessons That Change Writers

    Glue into writer's notebook after a mini-lesson on sentence variety - starting a sentence with a dependent clause.

    {freebie} Rules for dialogue

    Ways to Conclude Persuasive Writing from Nancie Atwell's Lessons That Change Writers

    What messages do we send our students as writers? Check out my reflections on a lesson from last year--and what I'm going to do about it this year!

    This blog has so many great ideas for charts that are perfect for Reader's and Writer's Workshop! We use student samples often in mini-lessons - this is a great way to keep the ideas alive. # Pin++ for Pinterest #

    Writing genres, my writers jot down notes from my teacher mini lessons in a SEED journal. They may create a flip-book like this one or Popplet on their iPads/Smartphones.

    Lessons That Change Writers by Nancy Atwell

    Writer's tools

    What do writers write? Nice visual to display ideas generated in initial writing lessons.

    This sentence has five words. Helpful to show how sentence length can change the feel of a story.

    Great ideas and lessons for writers notebooks!

    A Writer's Rule Book

    The Simple Writing Lessons series shows you how to move away from writing prompts and toward helping kids become independent writers... check out this mini-lesson on how to help kids who are "stuck" after just 2-3 sentences!

    mini lesson ideas

    Elmore Leonard's Rules for Writing - A Tribute to a Great Writer [infographic]

    Anchor Chart: Good Writers

    Writers Write

    WRITER #1:Tell the story about what was happening when this picture was taken. WRITER #2: Add to the the first writer's story. WRITER #3: Share your thoughts or the life lesson. WRITER #1: Read the story. Edit and revise it for clarity. Give it a title. Lesson link (Photo source link below)

    Neil Gaiman's 8 Rules for Writing - great tips from an awesome writer! #tips