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Scene of the Crime Writing: Set up a fake crime scene. Then have all the children to gather around and examine the scene of the crime. After they have all looked at the crime scene have them return to their desk and tell them to write a story about what they thought happened. This will make some interesting stories, but I would use this in only 4th or 5th grade.

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Parallel Structure: PowerPoint, Worksheets, Tests

Teach your students about writing in parallel structure. This lesson includes an editable PowerPoint presentation, quizzes, and worksheets.

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Literacy Strategies for Middle School: Writing (Grades 5, 6, 7, 8)

Middle School students are still learning how to write well and they need strategies! These strategies can be used in all content areas to foster common language and help students transfer effective writing skills to all classes and subjects. Includes 22 anchor charts, 3 student bookmarks, and 4 student checklists. Learning Objectives, Teaching Tips, and Common Core State Standards are all included.

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Center Jar Common Core Writing Prompts for the 4 Types of Writing- Upper Grades

Common Core Writing Prompts for the 4 Types of Writing (expository, narrative, persuasive, and descriptive). Includes anchor chart for each writing type, common core writing standards for grades 3-5, editing checklist, writing prompts, label and directions for your jar, writing paper templates!


5 Essential Tips for Writing Killer Fight Scenes

How to write a killer fight scene. Strangely it is easy to make a fight scene in a book boring. Some really great tips. After reading it I've recognised things I'm doing wrong as things to include and work on.