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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!
This is really good stuff -- all kinds of Writing Workshop lessons, SMART Board resources, showing/not telling, etc.
Here are a few graphic organizers that I have used in writing. These graphic organizers are very prescriptive and give the writer step by step dir...
This packet includes the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade versions of a complete 6 Traits 4-point rubric that assesses eight Common Core Standards. The 6 traits categories are segmented according to each of the eight standards. An argument writing transition list, self and peer review checklist, 7 different mini checklists that align to each specific trait, and an outline format for a five paragraph argument essay is included.
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The Perfect Writing Rubric: Six Traits and scoring guides for grades 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th