Writing mini lessons

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Tonya Watson (Lail)
Narrative Writing BME Chart I like this BUT I would change it slightly to make a better acronym. "BEST" (beginning, evidence/events, solution/summary, title--> which pr Writing Strategies, Writing Lessons, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities, Writing Skills, Essay Writing, Writing Tips, Narrative Essay, Argumentative Essay

Narrative Writing BME Chart

This is a poster I created to go with the BME narrative writing plan used by Step Up to Writing.

Show, Don't Tell PowerPoint.would be great to show my kids since our school goal for writing is a jump of writing basic paragraphs in to writing detailed paragraphs in I think this would really help them see the difference in basic and detailed! Writing Classes, Writing Lessons, Writing Workshop, Teaching Writing, Writing Skills, Writing Services, Grammar Lessons, Teaching Ideas, Writing Strategies

Show, Don’t Tell | Book Units Teacher

The Show, Don't Tell method of writing is when the writer is able to create a picture in the reader's mind. The writer gets away from the repetition of empty words like went, big, or said and instead…

Picking a Juicy Secret to Jazz Up Your Character Give Your Characters Secrets. This will walk you though different kinds of secrets your characters can have and why/when you should have secrets in your book. Writing Quotes, Writing Advice, Writing Resources, Writing Help, Writing A Book, Writing Prompts, Writing Ideas, Quotes Quotes, Lesson Quotes

Picking a Juicy Secret to Jazz Up Your Character – Writingeekery

The right secret will deepen characterization, add conflict and inner conflict, intrigue the reader, and help you solidify the backstory.

Show Dont Tell is a new writing game that will help all players learn how to become excellent, descriptive writers. (or DM storytellers) Come learn more! Writing Games, Writing Lessons, Writing Resources, Teaching Writing, Writing Skills, Teaching English, Writing Tips, Writing Prompts, Teaching Resources

Show Don’t Tell: A Descriptive Writing Game

Learn about Dr. Warren's Show Don't Tell writing games.

Work on Writing Menu that has students write about their books in authentic ways. Has rubrics that also go with! I think I can modify this for writing about pieces of art. Writing Strategies, Writing Lessons, Writing Resources, Teaching Writing, Writing Prompts, Writing Activities, Writing Ideas, 3rd Grade Writing, 3rd Grade Reading


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A great way of teaching kids not to plagiarize, is to teach them how to paraphrase. Here are some good teaching methods to teaching paraphrase to your students. Teaching Language Arts, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities, Speech And Language, Teaching Kids, Teaching Cursive, Reading Workshop, Reading Skills, Writing Skills

Teaching Kids to Paraphrase, Step by Step

Paraphrasing is such a hard skill to master - and so very important! Paraphrasing is essential for many kinds of writing. Kids who don't learn to paraphrase well will not only grow into poor writers but may also even resort to plagiarism, which is not at all a good thing. Here is a step by step plan for teaching paraphrasing to your students. Start by

I like this idea of a checklist for mini-lessons. We could come up with ideas for all mini-lessons at the beginning of the year using the objectives and units. Once the mini-lesson has been taught, the checklist would help with conferencing discussions. Writing Resources, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities, Writing Skills, Writing A Book, Writing Ideas, Teaching Ideas, Writing Goals, Writing Traits

Teaching My Friends!

By the time my friends reach 4th and 5th grade, there are some things that should be non-issues. There are some things I should not have to spend instructional time on. Basics. Thus was born the No Excuses list. Each year, after the first couple of weeks of school, I do a quick intro to the No Excuses list. This is a chart of things that, by the time they get to 4th or 5th grade, a student can reasonably be expected to be responsible for doing. Things like starting sentences with capital…