Writing Workouts That Work
Build your classroom into a winning team of writers. This manual of writing strategies and focused practice items will be all you need to coach young writers to become more confident authors. Everything you need is in one place: explanations of successful writing techniques, writing samples to discuss as a group and practice pages for small groups or independent work.
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ElaborationIts All in the Details
Vocabulary MuscleChoosing the Right Words
DescriptivitisUsing Moderation in Description
Dead VerbsBurying Bad Habits
Show Dont TellUsing Action
Fast Forward Slow Motion Knowing Whats Important in
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