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How to Bring Craft into Your Writing Instruction

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI9yf9npYQE&w=560&h=315]   This is the last video in the 5 Part Video Series: The 5 C's of Teaching Writing with Confidence. If you missed any of the first videos, here are your links: Video 1: Confidence Video 2:...

5 Ways to Differentiate for Stronger Writers

  We’ve all been there before.  Most of your class doesn’t seem to have a clue what you’re teaching, but then you’ve got 2-3 students that are sailing along.  They’re moving and shaking in Writing Workshop. They take what you teach and somehow make it look even...

Quick Tip to Teach Paraphrasing in Writing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y4k_XglNjs Around this time of year, you may be in test prep mode and your students are getting antsy.  Plus it’s later in the year, so you need some engaging lessons to keep your kids writing.  We all know how important it is to keep...

How to Teach Elaboration in Writing

-Does any of this sound familiar? If you're reading this post, I bet so.  When we say "add more details" - what exactly does that mean? Do you know? Do your students know? Maybe, possibly, but we all know that doesn't help a child understand their next steps.  Part of...

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