25 Mini-Lessons for Teaching Writing: Quick Lessons That Help Students Become Effective Writers
25 quick lessons on choosing and focusing topics, writing titles and leads that entice readers, crafting great endings, using details, showing character's feelings, clarifying fuzzy writing, getting rid of repetition, finding strong verbs, writing sentences with a sense of rhythm, and more. Includes ideas for extending the lessons, editing and proofreading mini-lessons, and sample student work to use as models. For use with Grades 3-6.
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