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49 resources with the concept writing strategies

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Figurative Language and Word Choice: A Closer Look at Bud, Not Buddy

For Teachers 6th Standards
The difference between an average piece of writing and an unforgettable piece of writing can lie in the author's word choice. The figurative language in Chapter 2 of Christopher Paul Curtis's Newbery Medal winner, Bud, Not Buddy, is the...
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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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"EngageNY Grade 6 ELA: Module 2A, Unit 1: Analyzing Figurative Language, Word Choice, Structure and Meaning"

For Teachers 6th Standards
Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis is the anchor text of a 12-part module created for sixth graders. Scholars read and examine the literature in the context of figurative language, tone, and meaning. Learners draw conclusions and...
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AP® English Language Special Focus: Using Sources

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
What is the most effective way to teach scholars how to write a research paper? Educators explore the topic with the AP® English Language and Composition exam resource. The reference material guides teachers in best practices for using...
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About Writing: A Guide

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Ever wish writing was as easy as 1,2,3? About Writing: A Guide outlines the steps to successful writing. The guide begins by explaining the types of writing and then takes readers through the process. The guide even includes a section...
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Style

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Just like you choose your clothes to ensure they fit the occasion, you should choose your words deliberately while writing. Style, the main topic of one handout in a series on writing skills, involves choosing words carefully and paying...
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Comparing/Contrasting

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Comparing and contrasting goes beyond beyond obvious differences—it includes critical thinking skills, too! Through a short video, writers learn how to organize ideas within a compare/contrast paper. The video highlights different styles...
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Writing Anxiety

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Oh, the dreaded writer's block! As part of a larger paper-writing series, an invaluable resource discusses obstacles and stresses writers face. Individuals learn to identify feelings associated with anxiety, as well as strategies for...
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Who Am I? Using Personal Narrative to Reflect on Identity

For Teachers 6th Standards
Who am I? Pupils work to answer this question through a unit that explores personal narratives and identity. Exit tickets for activities that examine different poems, short stories, and autobiographical writing serve as prewriting for...
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Writing: Drafting Body Paragraphs and Revising for Language

For Teachers 6th Standards
Begin the drafting phase of the writing process with a lesson focused on writing three body paragraphs in a logical way. Then, revise writing to make it more formal after a teacher-directed mini lesson. Each paragraph written highlights...
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Writing Prompts, Student Rubrics, and Sample Responses

For Students 7th Standards
Whether you are teaching mainstream, advanced, or intervention language arts classes, you will find something helpful in a thorough writing packet. It includes prompts, rubrics, responses, helpful hints, graphic organizers, and many...
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Transitional Words: Beginning, Middle and Concluding

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
Next time your class is stumped trying to find the perfect transition word to fit in their narrative, remind them to take out this extensive list that is divided into beginning, middle, and ending transitional words. 
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Transitional Words

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
Does your writers need help choosing the right transitional word? Next time you're assigning a narrative writing, give your learners this extensive list of transitional words that will be sure to provide them with an appropriate fit. 
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Writing a High-Quality 5 Sentence Paragraph

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Research a musician and write about him or her in this engaging activity, which guides young writers through the steps of the writing process. After filling out a brainstorming graphic organizer, writers discuss their ideas with a...
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What Makes a Story Interesting?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Discover what types of writing make a story more interesting. Begin with an anticipatory set, checking to see what types of writing your learners enjoy. Certain characteristics will probably surface that readers will see as they compare...
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Adventure Stories

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Have your class write adventure stories. In a step-by-step manner, learners discuss techniques that can be used to make their stories interesting and complete. They analyze the purpose of the story, the ways they can generate excitement,...
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Make Your Writing More Interesting

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Teach your class how to improve their writing. This resource walks learners through the keys to good writing. It addresses the need for complex sentences, the use of different ways to open a sentence, and the importance of varying the...
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Georgia CRCT - 7th Grade Language Arts Quiz

For Students 7th
Whether your seventh graders are preparing for the Georgia Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) or any other standardized test, this practice learning exercise takes them through a variety of language arts skills. Punctuation,...
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Narrative Writing Checklist

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
Give your writers guidance they can reference and check off as they progress through the narrative writing process.  This detailed checklist, divided into sections (introduction, body, conclusion, and overall effectiveness) offers...
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Six Traits of Writing

For Teachers 5th - 9th
What are the six traits of writing? This cute presentation will show you and your pupils exactly that! For each trait of writing, the creators of this PowerPoint included a quote and bullet points describing the trait. Play this and have...
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Introduction to Writing Traits and Writing Strategies

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Intended for an audience of teachers, this presentation lays out the six traits of writing, the writing process, and the teaching process for traits and strategies. If you are trying to understand the writing process more fully, you...
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Choose Your Words Wisely

For Teachers 2nd - 8th Standards
Improve word choice! Writers use dictionaries and thesauruses to aid them in choosing exciting words to incorporate in their writing. They rewrite sentences and practice identifying words that can be replaced using a better word. Flip...
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Ready, Aim, Focus!

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Use photography as a tool to improve writing skills. Provide pupil pairs with a digital camera and challenge them to capture images of the classroom they find visually striking. Each class member then composes a descriptive piece about...
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How Writing Strategies Create a Character: Parrot in the Oven

For Students 7th - 12th
Identifying specific writing strategies while reading fiction helps to increase understanding of character development. This handout provides a template on which readers can record examples of figurative language and explain how it...