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103 resources with the concept writing conventions

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The "Write" Stuff: Third Grade Strategies and Conventions for Expository Writing

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Here is an amazing, 39-page collection of lessons on reading expository text, and writing about it. Designed for third graders, these lessons thoroughly cover this all-important area of literacy and language arts. Beautifully designed...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 3: Unit 3, Lesson 8

For Teachers 10th Standards
All is fair in claims and counterclaims. Scholars continue to work on their argumentative writing pieces by ensuring their papers fairly address claims as well as counterclaims. Writers review the importance of argumentative writing...
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Conventions 101: A Functional Approach to Teaching (and Assessing!) Grammar and Punctuation

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Let's eat kids. Let's eat, kids. Commas make a difference! Conventions 101: A Functional Approach to Teaching (and Assessing!) Grammar and Punctuation explains ways to teach the importance and use of conventions. Learners take part in...
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Language: 9-10th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Looking for materials that will help your students develop mastery of English grammar and usage, of the conventions of punctuation and spelling, of vocabulary acquisition? Then this collection is for you. Take a look at the attached...
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The Important Apostrophe: Their, They’re, and There

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
They're going to be there with their family. Class members practice using and identifying the correct use of they're, there, and their with a skills practice activity. The top half of the activity gives brief background information on...
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Reviewing Conventions and Editing Peers’ Work

For Teachers 4th Standards
Encourage young writers to edit text based on conventions. After reviewing the conventions, fourth graders watch a teacher demonstration on how to revise a paragraph for correct spelling, capitalization, punctuation, or dialogue. Then,...
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Publishing Historical Fiction Narratives

For Teachers 4th Standards
Class members discover what it means to publish their works. Working on a computer, young writers use an online dictionary to edit their spellings and conventions based on the information added to the rubric. From here, and for the...
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Writer's Gallery and End of Unit 3 Assessment: On-Demand New Historical Fiction Narrative

For Teachers 4th Standards
Fourth grade writers applaud their historical narrative writing pieces through a Writer's Gallery. First, they read an assigned classmate's work, and leave a positive comment on a sticky note. Once learners have read a couple of people's...
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Social Media Madness

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Tired of seeing u instead of you and 2 instead of too? Teach your pupils how to write for an academic setting by asking them to correct these six social media posts that are full of grammatical errors, spelling errors, and text speak.
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Is This Sentence Correct? (capitalization and punctuation)

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Turn your youngsters into little editors with an exercise that focuses on some of the most basic and important writing conventions: capitalization and punctuation. Learners fix five sentences and then rewrite a sentence using correct...
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Introducing the 6 Traits to Students

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Put together an English language arts unit on the six traits of writing with this helpful collection of resources. From fun songs to differentiated writing exercises reinforcing each of the traits, great ideas are provided for developing...
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Conventions Chart

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Help your young writers pay close attention to their conventions and move toward revision with a straightforward chart. Learners can analyze 11 sentences on this page by noting down the first letter in each, the first of words in each,...
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Critiquing and Polishing Our Explanatory Paragraphs

For Teachers 4th Standards
With their constitution paragraph drafts in hand, fourth graders work in pairs to critique and revise each other's writing. This process can be very challenging for young writers, but a praise-question-suggest protocol is outlined in the...
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Crocodiles Escape in Vietnam

For Teachers 5th - 8th
What, there was a crocodile escape? Read, analyze, and examine a newspaper article with your class about the crocodiles that escaped in Vietnam. Your English language learners note the facts and key vocabulary in the story and answer...
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The Tom Cruise Wedding

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Scholars read a newspaper article about Tom Cruise's wedding to Katie Holmes in 2006. They define vocabulary words, complete comprehension worksheets, and analyze use of the present perfect and passive in the article. Individuals write...
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Too Many Types Of Titles

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Direct instruction on punctuation rules for titles is followed by collaborative practice in class. Two worksheets with aesthetically engaging graphic design provide practice. For 12 examples, small groups either underline, italicize, or...
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Italics or Quotation Marks?

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Be sure to click "Download this Activity" to view the plan in its formatted version. The first worksheet has learners review what types of titles are italicized, underlined, or placed in quotation marks. The second page contains the...
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Punctuating Titles

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Review guidelines regarding correct form in titles. Using an informative review box at the top of the page for guidance, learners underline, add quotation marks, and capitalize titles in 20 example sentences. They then write five...
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To Conjugate or Not to Conjugate: That is Not the Question!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young grammarians demonstrate their knowledge of the principal parts of verbs and the six tenses by using correct verb tenses in their writing. They create a product that demonstrates their knowledge of using verb tenses correctly. Once...
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Carousel Writing

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Engage learners in a creative and collaborative writing project to demonstrate your class's knowledge of the 11genres of fiction. This ambitious lesson begins with a starter activity which reviews elements of each genre. Then, small...
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Sentence Fragments

For Students 6th - 9th
As middle and high schoolers experiment with their writing styles, it's easy to slip in a few accidental sentence fragments. After reading a full-page of information regarding how to identify and avoid sentence fragments, learners...
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Writing a Letter

For Students 1st - 2nd Standards
Here are three well-thought-out tasks intended to build good note taking and letter writing skills. The class reads three short letters, determines who wrote them (based on context) and takes notes as a pre-writing activity. They finish...
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Checking Grammar: Accuracy

For Students K - 2nd Standards
Get young writers in the practice of editing their work using this punctuation and grammar worksheet. They first read eight sentences with grammar issues, rewriting or checking off as correct. The sentence errors involve subject-verb...
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Writing Pacing Charts

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
A week of word choice lessons is laid out here for your convenience! Learners focus on strong and weak verbs in several activities over five days. There are literature suggestions, and each day pupils complete a mini-instructional...