50 Writing Lessons That Work!: Motivating Prompts and Easy Activities That Develop the Essentials of Strong Writing
If you want to teach writing skills without taking the joy out of writing, this teacher-written resource is for you. You'll find easy, ready-to-use activities and thought-provoking prompts that will help your students become inventive and flexible writers. Includes creative and expository writing skills such as organizing ideas, writing focused paragraphs, making transitions, using strong adjective and action verbs, writing dialogue, revising, and much, much more. Developing these skills will help students do better on strandardized tests and approach writing with excitement. Includes engaging reproducibles and a wealth of student samples. For use with Grades 4-8.
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Abel's Island Ask students audience begin Bob and Joe build candy character clear concluding sentence copy create a sense dents describe diction Discuss Edgar Allan Poe Elizabeth George Encourage students examples explain Father on Black favorite feel first-person narrative focused Follow the directions formal letter Give students haiku Harper Lee hear homework hot air balloon Huck ideas images imagine Johnny Tremain journal kinds language mood Name Date Nancy White outline person piece Playing With Sentences poem Provide each student question quotations read aloud reader Reginald McSneer Remind students revise sheet of paper shoe polish similes Skills FOCUS Snowflake Institute someone structure students look students read students think students to think students write sure Tell students tences thesis things topic sentence town transitional vote Warm words write a paragraph Write a story