CCSS ELA Standard: 3.W.10

  • Adding Variety to Writing: Sentence Starter Part 3

    "Add more variety!" I'd say to my class. But I never really knew what this actually meant. Suprise! This bad advice never improved students' writing. In these videos, students learn nine specific ways to add variety just by changing the beginning of their sentences. This was easily one of my students' favorite writing tools - because it actually helped them.

  • Adding Variety to Writing: Sentence Starters Part 2

    "Add more variety!" I'd say to my class. But I never really knew what this actually meant. Suprise! This bad advice never improved students' writing. In these videos, students learn nine specific ways to add variety just by changing the beginning of their sentences. This was easily one of my students' favorite writing tools - because it actually helped them.

  • Adding Variety to Writing: Sentence Starters Part 1

    "Add more variety!" I'd say to my class. But I never really knew what this actually meant. Suprise! This bad advice never improved students' writing. In these videos, students learn nine specific ways to add variety just by changing the beginning of their sentences. This was easily one of my students' favorite writing tools - because it actually helped them.

  • Writing Summaries in Haiku

    Students will summarize plots, character journeys, and specific dramatic moments using haiku.

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  • Teach Non-Fiction Writing Structure With Fractals

    It's worth spending time laying the foundation of a strong structure for non-fiction writing. We'll use the fun concept of fractal shapes to discuss the patterns in non-fiction writing.

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  • Writing Clear Directions

    Teach students the importance of clear writing as they create directions to build a simple Lego toy.

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