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Transitions in writing: Showing passage of time...Patricia Polacco is so good at this. I need to break out her books


Upper Elementary Snapshots

Read how one teacher has found success helping her students learn to justify their answers using specific parts of the text.

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Transitional words and phrases. Use something besides first next last.....

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Launching Writer’s Workshop

This is great to teach after you have taught what writers workshop is and also given students the opportunity to have an ideas chart. Keep this posted in the room because it will be helpful when teaching different genres in writing for instance, personal narratives, how to, persuasive writing, etc...

Pebble or Rock Words: A word that is a pebble does not tip the scale like a rock. Rocks are strong and have muscle! Find rocks outside your classroom and decorate the rocks to make Rock Garden of Words. We are always on the look out during read aloud time for Rock Words. At writing time, we are trying to put Rock words in our stories.