Write Your Own Poem
In this writing a poem learning exercise, students read 15 words in a chart and color the ones that rhyme with "old". Students put the rhyming words in pairs, then write a poem using them.
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Writing Success Criteria
Sometimes it's difficult to assess your own writing. With a handy checklist designed for self-assessment, young writers can take a last look at their essays or stories before turning them in. The checklists address main ideas and...
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