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I am an American classroom teacher with 15 years of experience in elementary grades, in both 2nd and 3rd grade, teaching both regular education and gifted education. I have xpertise in gifted education, literacy instruction, and professional development. My Shop provides resources for classroom management and in English Language Arts with a focus on writing. I also create some math products and projects that I love.
Six Traits of Writing Lesson Plans- Narrative Writing
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Six Traits of Writing Lesson Plans- Narrative Writing

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This bundle includes 18 lessons plans that teach the six traits of writing (ideas, organization, voice, sentence fluency, word choice, and conventions) and is intended for grades K-5 within narrative writing. These lesson plans were developed as a resource to support teachers in teaching the six traits using the mentor texts and lesson ideas that were expanded upon from the book The Writing Thief, by Ruth Culham, which is a trait-based strategy to assess and teach writing. All ideas and verbiage from The Writing Thief are clearly cited directly back to the book. Each trait comes with three lesson plans for grades K-1, 2-3, 4-5. The lessons are designed for differentiation so you could use the lessons below, at or above the grade level you teach. You could teach the ‘at grade level’ lesson to your whole group, enrich or accelerate using the ‘above grade level’ lessons in small groups and use the ‘below grade level’ lessons for your struggling readers and writers in small groups as well. This product includes: A list of many popular mentor texts 18 lesson plans: Grades K-1: Ideas-Choosing a Topic Grades 2-3: Ideas- Getting Focused Grades 4-5: Ideas- Choosing a Topic Grades K-1: Organization- Using Sequence and Transition Words Grades 2-3: Organization: Developing the Body Grades 4-5: Organization: Endings: Providing a Sense of Closure Grades K-1: Voice: Connecting To Your Audience Grades 2-3: Voice: Taking Risks to Create Voice Grades 4-5: Voice: Conveying The Purpose Grades K-1: Sentence Fluency: Breaking the “Rules” to Create Fluency Grades 2-3: Sentence Fluency: Crafting Well Built Sentences Grades 4-5: Sentence Fluency: Varying Sentence Patterns Grades K-1: Word Choice: Selecting Striking Words and Phrases Grades 2-3: Word Choice: Using Strong Verbs Grades 4-5: Word Choice: Using Specific & Accurate Words Grades K-1: Conventions: Checking Spelling Grades 2-3: Conventions: Using Exclamation Marks Correctly Grades 4-5: Conventions: Using Capitalization Correctly Purchasing this product grants permission for use by one teacher in his or her own classroom. If you intend to share with others, please purchase an additional license for the desired product. Product created by For The Love of Teachers Shop Copyright © 2017 Follow Me and be notified when new products are uploaded. Visit For The Love of Teachers for teacher collaboration, professional growth and for tips and tricks from the blog.
Six Traits of Writing Lesson Plans: Narrative, Informational & Persuasive Gr 4-5
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Six Traits of Writing Lesson Plans: Narrative, Informational & Persuasive Gr 4-5

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This bundle includes 18 lessons plans that teach the six traits of writing (ideas, organization, voice, sentence fluency, word choice, and conventions) and is intended for grades 4-5 within narrative, informational and persuasive/opinion/argument writing. Some of these lesson plans were developed as a resource to support teachers in teaching the six traits using the mentor texts and lesson ideas expanded upon from the book The Writing Thief, by Ruth Culham, a trait-based strategy to assess and teach writing. All ideas and verbiage from The Writing Thief are clearly sited back to the book itself. You can purchase The Writing Thief here. How to Use These Lessons The lessons are designed to be completed during one writer’s workshop period, which is typically 45-60 minutes. Approximately 15-20 minutes of the workshop time should be devoted to a quick, teacher led mini lesson, the teaching point, “I do”, while the remaining time of the workshop time should be devoted to students for active engagement and student interaction, “You do,” and writing independently. In some cases, the active engagement piece may take a few writer’s workshop sessions for students to complete. It is during that time that writing time that the most important instruction takes place: conferring with students or meeting with small groups with the same need for instruction. Narrative Lessons: Grades 4-5: Ideas- Choosing a Topic Grades 4-5: Organization: Endings: Providing a Sense of Closure Grades 4-5: Voice: Conveying The Purpose Grades 4-5: Sentence Fluency: Varying Sentence Patterns Grades 4-5: Word Choice: Using Specific & Accurate Words Grades 4-5: Conventions: Using Capitalization Correctly Informational Lessons Grades 4-5: Ideas- Choosing a Topic Grades 4-5: Organization: Developing the Body Grades 4-5: Voice: Conveying The Purpose Grades 4-5: Sentence Fluency: Varying Sentence Patterns Grades 4-5: Word Choice: Using Strong Action Words Grades 4-5: Conventions: Using Capitalization Correctly Persuasive/Argument/Opinion Lessons Grades 4-5: Ideas: Developing The Topic Grades 4-5: Organization: Ending With a Sense of Resolution Grades 4-5: Voice: Creating a Connection to the Audience Grades 4-5: Sentence Fluency: Capturing Smooth & Rhythmic Flow Grades 4-5: Word Choice: Using Strong Verbs Grades 4-5: Conventions: Checking Spelling See preview for list of mentor texts. Purchasing this product grants permission for use by one teacher in his or her own classroom. If you intend to share with others, please purchase an additional license for the desired product. Product created by For The Love of Teachers Shop Copyright © 2018 Follow Me to be notified of new products when they are uploaded. Visit [(http://www.fortheloveofteachers.com) for teacher collaboration in the forums, professional development and tips and tricks at the blog.
Six Traits of Writing Lesson Plans - Informational
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Six Traits of Writing Lesson Plans - Informational

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This bundle includes 18 lessons plans that teach the six traits of writing (ideas, organization, voice, sentence fluency, word choice, and conventions) and is intended for grades K-5 within informational writing. These lesson plans were developed as a resource to support teachers in teaching the six traits using the mentor texts and lesson ideas that were expanded upon from the book The Writing Thief, by Ruth Culham, which is a trait-based strategy to assess and teach writing. All ideas and verbiage from The Writing Thief are clearly cited directly back to the book. ** Each trait comes with three lesson plans for grades K-1, 2-3, 4-5. The lessons are designed for** differentiation** so you could use the lessons below, at or above the grade level you teach. You could teach the ‘at grade level’ lesson to your whole group, enrich or accelerate using the ‘above grade level’ lessons in small groups and use the ‘below grade level’ lessons for your struggling readers and writers in small groups as well. This product includes: **A list of many popular mentor texts ** 18 lesson plans: Grades K-1: Ideas-Sparking Ideas Grades 2-3: Ideas- Getting Focused Grades 4-5: Ideas: Choosing a Topic Grades K-1: Ending With a Sense of Closure Grades 2-3: Organization: Creating the Lead Grades 4-5: Organization: Developing the Body Grades K-1: Voice: Creating Voice Grades 2-3: Voice: Establishing a Tone Grades 4-5: Voice: Conveying The Purpose Grades K-1: Sentence Fluency: Breaking the “Rules” to Create Fluency Grades 2-3: Sentence Fluency: Crafting Well Built Sentences Grades 4-5: Sentence Fluency: Varying Sentence Patterns Grades K-1: Word Choice: Using Creative Words and Phrases Grades 2-3: Word Choice: Using Language Effectively Grades 4-5: Word Choice: Using Strong Action Words Grades K-1: Conventions: Checking Spelling Grades 2-3: Conventions: Using Commas Correctly Grades 4-5: Conventions: Using Capitalization Correctly Purchasing this product grants permission for use by one teacher in his or her own classroom. If you intend to share with others, please purchase an additional license for the desired product. Product created by For The Love of Teachers Shop Copyright © 2017 Follow Me and be notified when new products are uploaded. Visit For The Love of Teachers for teacher collaboration, professional growth and for tips and tricks from the blog.
Six Traits of Writing Lesson Plans- Persuasive/Opinion/Argument
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Six Traits of Writing Lesson Plans- Persuasive/Opinion/Argument

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This bundle includes 18 lessons plans that teach the six traits of writing (ideas, organization, voice, sentence fluency, word choice, and conventions) and is intended for grades K-5 within persuasive/narrative/opinion writing. These lesson plans were developed as a resource to support teachers in teaching the six traits using the mentor texts and lesson ideas that were expanded upon from the book The Writing Thief, by Ruth Culham, which is a trait-based strategy to assess and teach writing. All ideas and verbiage from The Writing Thief are clearly cited directly back to the book. Each trait comes with three lesson plans for grades K-1, 2-3, 4-5. The lessons are designed for differentiation so you could use the lessons below, at or above the grade level you teach. You could teach the ‘at grade level’ lesson to your whole group, enrich or accelerate using the ‘above grade level’ lessons in small groups and use the ‘below grade level’ lessons for your struggling readers and writers in small groups as well. **This product includes: A list of many popular mentor texts 18 lesson plans:** Grades K-1: Ideas: Focusing The Topic Grades 2-3: Ideas: Using Details Grades 4-5: Ideas: Developing The Topic Grades K-1: Organization: Using Sequence & Transition Words Grades 2-3: Organization: Creating the Lead Grades 4-5: Organization: Ending With a Sense of Resolution Grades K-1: Voice: Conveying The Purpose Grades 2-3: Voice: Establishing a Tone Grades 4-5: Voice: Creating a Connection to the Audience Grades K-1: Sentence Fluency: Breaking the “Rules” to Create Fluency Grades 2-3: Sentence Fluency: Varying Sentence Patterns Grades 4-5: Sentence Fluency: Capturing Smooth & Rhythmic Flow Grades K-1: Word Choice: Using Creative Words and Phrases Grades 2-3: Word Choice: Using Language Effectively Grades 4-5: Word Choice: Using Strong Verbs Grades K-1: Conventions: Inserting Capitalization Grades 2-3: Conventions: Using Parts of Speech Grades 4-5: Conventions: Checking Spelling Purchasing this product grants permission for use by one teacher in his or her own classroom. If you intend to share with others, please purchase an additional license for the desired product. Product created by For The Love of Teachers Shop Copyright © 2018 Follow Me and be notified when new products are uploaded. Visit For The Love of Teachers for teacher collaboration, professional growth and for tips and tricks from the blog.
Six Traits of Writing Lesson Plan BUNDLE: Informative, Narrative & Persuasive
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Six Traits of Writing Lesson Plan BUNDLE: Informative, Narrative & Persuasive

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The ultimate BUNDLE includes 54 lessons plans that teach the six traits of writing (ideas, organization, voice, sentence fluency, word choice, and conventions) and is intended for grades K-5 within all 3 genres (18 lesson plans each) of informational, narrative and persuasive/narrative/opinion writing. These lesson plans were developed as a resource to support teachers in teaching the six traits using the mentor texts and lesson ideas that were expanded upon from the book The Writing Thief, by Ruth Culham, which is a trait-based strategy to assess and teach writing. All ideas and verbiage from The Writing Thief are clearly cited directly back to the book. Each trait comes with three lesson plans for grades K-1, 2-3, 4-5. The lessons are designed for differentiation so you could use the lessons below, at or above the grade level you teach. You could teach the ‘at grade level’ lesson to your whole group, enrich or accelerate using the ‘above grade level’ lessons in small groups and use the ‘below grade level’ lessons for your struggling readers and writers in small groups as well. **This product includes: A list of popular mentor texts for each genre 54 lesson plans: Informational:** Grades K-1: Ideas-Sparking Ideas Grades 2-3: Ideas- Getting Focused Grades 4-5: Ideas- Choosing a Topic Grades K-1: Ending With a Sense of Closure Grades 2-3: Organization: Creating the Lead Grades 4-5: Organization: Developing the Body Grades K-1: Voice: Creating Voice Grades 2-3: Voice: Establishing a Tone Grades 4-5: Voice: Conveying The Purpose Grades K-1: Sentence Fluency: Breaking the “Rules” to Create Fluency Grades 2-3: Sentence Fluency: Crafting Well Built Sentences Grades 4-5: Sentence Fluency: Varying Sentence Patterns Grades K-1: Word Choice: Using Creative Words and Phrases Grades 2-3: Word Choice: Using Language Effectively Grades 4-5: Word Choice: Using Strong Action Words Grades K-1: Conventions: Checking Spelling Grades 2-3: Conventions: Using Commas Correctly Grades 4-5: Conventions: Using Capitalization Correctly Narrative: Grades K-1: Ideas-Choosing a Topic Grades 2-3: Ideas- Getting Focused Grades 4-5: Ideas- Choosing a Topic Grades K-1: Organization- Using Sequence and Transition Words Grades 2-3: Organization: Developing the Body Grades 4-5: Organization: Endings: Providing a Sense of Closure Grades K-1: Voice: Connecting To Your Audience Grades 2-3: Voice: Taking Risks to Create Voice Grades 4-5: Voice: Conveying The Purpose Grades K-1: Sentence Fluency: Breaking the “Rules” to Create Fluency Grades 2-3: Sentence Fluency: Crafting Well Built Sentences Grades 4-5: Sentence Fluency: Varying Sentence Patterns Grades K-1: Word Choice: Selecting Striking Words and Phrases Grades 2-3: Word Choice: Using Strong Verbs Grades 4-5: Word Choice: Using Specific & Accurate Words Grades K-1: Conventions: Checking Spelling Grades 2-3: Conventions: Using Exclamation Marks Correctly Grades 4-5: Conventions: Using Capitalization Correctly Persuasive/Argument/Opinion: Grades K-1: Ideas: Focusing The Topic Grades 2-3: Ideas: Using Details Grades 4-5: Ideas: Developing The Topic Grades K-1: Organization: Using Sequence & Transition Words Grades 2-3: Organization: Creating the Lead Grades 4-5: Organization: Ending With a Sense of Resolution Grades K-1: Voice: Conveying The Purpose Grades 2-3: Voice: Establishing a Tone Grades 4-5: Voice: Creating a Connection to the Audience Grades K-1: Sentence Fluency: Breaking the “Rules” to Create Fluency Grades 2-3: Sentence Fluency: Varying Sentence Patterns Grades 4-5: Sentence Fluency: Capturing Smooth & Rhythmic Flow Grades K-1: Word Choice: Using Creative Words and Phrases Grades 2-3: Word Choice: Using Language Effectively Grades 4-5: Word Choice: Using Strong Verbs Grades K-1: Conventions: Inserting Capitalization Grades 2-3: Conventions: Using Parts of Speech Grades 4-5: Conventions: Checking Spelling Purchasing this product grants permission for use by one teacher in his or her own classroom. If you intend to share with others, please purchase an additional license for the desired product. Product created by For The Love of Teachers Shop Copyright © 2018
Writer's Workshop Boot Camp Mini Course
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Writer's Workshop Boot Camp Mini Course

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Many teachers ask me how I get my students to write. What’s my secret? How do I fit it into the already jam-packed school day? It’s all about having the right resources, tools and knowing how to organize and manage Writer’s Workshop in any classroom. I don’t know about you but I haven’t had any formal training or professional development in writing so I had to do some learning for myself and find the tools and resources I needed for my students to be successful. So since I found what works to transform students into writers and actually like writing, I’m sharing it with others. This mini course is for new or veteran teachers who want to either learn or brush up on organizing and managing Writer’s Workshop. I created a 7 day Writer’s Workshop Boot Camp that will give you all my tips, tricks, and resources to help you transform your students into writers. It’s particularly for grades K-5 with a focus on differentiating the resources to make it work for the grade(s) you teach. You must keep differentiation in mind because there is no “one size fits all” way to teach writing. Here’s a Sneak Peek: Day 1: Organizing & Managing Writer’s Workshop Video Tutorial- You’ll learn how to set up your Writer’s Workshop regarding the tone, physical space, and all the components. Day 2: Transforming Your Students Into Writers- You’ll learn 4 ways to get your students to LOVE writing, the first step in transforming your students into writers. Day 3: Launching Writer’s Workshop- You’ll get easy to implement resources to launch your Writer’s Workshop, like my writer’s workshop script and my Writer’s Heart activity, plus a guide for the first 20 days. Day 4: Teaching The Writer- You’ll get my ultimate BUNDLE of lesson plans that includes 54 lessons that teach the six traits of writing (ideas, organization, voice, sentence fluency, word choice, and conventions) and is intended for grades K-5 within all 3 genres (18 lesson plans each) of informational, narrative and persuasive/narrative/opinion writing. Day 5: Teaching By Genre- You’ll get some AMAZING structured resources to teach by genre (narrative, informational and persuasive/argument), including my Personal Narratives and Informative Writing Unit, which both include lots of visual graphic organizers, teacher examples to use for whole group lessons, discussions and peer activities, along with checklists, publishing paper, and a rubric. Day 6: Writer’s Workshop Toolkit- You’ll get essential tools, like rubrics, checklists, and more, that every Writer’s Workshop needs. I threw in my bestselling Feedback Sticky Notes too! Day 7: The Secret- You’ll learn the secret to getting your students to write. Feel free to work at your own pace. You’ll have access to all course resources through the course guide and shared Google folders (links) so it will be easy to save and refer back to.
Six Traits of Writing Lesson Plans: Narrative, Informational & Persuasive Gr K-1
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Six Traits of Writing Lesson Plans: Narrative, Informational & Persuasive Gr K-1

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This bundle includes 18 lessons plans that teach the six traits of writing (ideas, organization, voice, sentence fluency, word choice, and conventions) and is intended for grades K-1 within narrative, informational and persuasive/opinion/argument writing. Some of these lesson plans were developed as a resource to support teachers in teaching the six traits using the mentor texts and lesson ideas expanded upon from the book The Writing Thief, by Ruth Culham, a trait-based strategy to assess and teach writing. All ideas and verbiage from The Writing Thief are clearly sited back to the book itself. The lessons are designed to be completed during one writer’s workshop period, which is typically 45-60 minutes. Approximately 15-20 minutes of the workshop time should be devoted to a quick, teacher led mini lesson, the teaching point, “I do”, while the remaining time of the workshop time should be devoted to students for active engagement and student interaction, “You do,” and writing independently. In some cases, the active engagement piece may take a few writer’s workshop sessions for students to complete. It is during that time that writing time that the most important instruction takes place: conferring with students or meeting with small groups with the same need for instruction. Narrative Lessons Grades K-1: Ideas-Choosing a Topic Grades K-1: Organization- Using Sequence and Transition Words Grades K-1: Voice: Connecting To Your Audience Grades K-1: Sentence Fluency: Breaking the “Rules” to Create Fluency Grades K-1: Word Choice: Selecting Striking Words and Phrases Grades K-1: Conventions: Checking Spelling Informational Lessons Grades K-1: Ideas: Sparking Ideas Grades K-1: Ending With a Sense of Closure Grades K-1: Voice: Creating Voice Grades K-1: Sentence Fluency: Breaking the “Rules” to Create Fluency Grades K-1: Word Choice: Using Creative Words and Phrases Grades K-1: Conventions: Checking Spelling Persuasive/Argument/Opinion Lessons Grades K-1: Ideas: Focusing The Topic Grades K-1: Organization: Using Sequence & Transition Words Grades K-1: Voice: Conveying The Purpose Grades K-1: Sentence Fluency: Breaking the “Rules” to Create Fluency Grades K-1: Word Choice: Using Creative Words and Phrases Grades K-1: Conventions: Inserting Capitalization See preview for list of mentor texts. Purchasing this product grants permission for use by one teacher in his or her own classroom. If you intend to share with others, please purchase an additional license for the desired product. Product created by For The Love of Teachers Shop Copyright © 2018
Six Traits of Writing Lesson Plans: Narrative, Informational & Persuasive Gr 2-3
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Six Traits of Writing Lesson Plans: Narrative, Informational & Persuasive Gr 2-3

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This bundle includes 18 lessons plans that teach the six traits of writing (ideas, organization, voice, sentence fluency, word choice, and conventions) and is intended for grades 2-3 within narrative, informational and persuasive/opinion/argument writing. Some of these lesson plans were developed as a resource to support teachers in teaching the six traits using the mentor texts and lesson ideas expanded upon from the book The Writing Thief, by Ruth Culham, a trait-based strategy to assess and teach writing. All ideas and verbiage from The Writing Thief are clearly sited back to the book itself. You can purchase The Writing Thief here. How to Use These Lessons The lessons are designed to be completed during one writer’s workshop period, which is typically 45-60 minutes. Approximately 15-20 minutes of the workshop time should be devoted to a quick, teacher led mini lesson, the teaching point, “I do”, while the remaining time of the workshop time should be devoted to students for active engagement and student interaction, “You do,” and writing independently. In some cases, the active engagement piece may take a few writer’s workshop sessions for students to complete. It is during that time that writing time that the most important instruction takes place: conferring with students or meeting with small groups with the same need for instruction. Narrative Lessons Grades 2-3: Ideas- Getting Focused Grades 2-3: Organization: Developing the Body Grades 2-3: Voice: Taking Risks to Create Voice Grades 2-3: Sentence Fluency: Crafting Well Built Sentences Grades 2-3: Word Choice: Using Strong Verbs Grades 2-3: Conventions: Using Exclamation Marks Correctly Informational Lessons Grades 2-3: Ideas- Getting Focused Grades 2-3: Organization: Creating the Lead Grades 2-3: Voice: Establishing a Tone Grades 2-3: Sentence Fluency: Crafting Well Built Sentences Grades 2-3: Word Choice: Using Language Effectively Grades 2-3: Conventions: Using Commas Correctly Persuasive/Opinion/Argument Lessons Grades 2-3: Ideas: Using Details Grades 2-3: Organization: Creating the Lead Grades 2-3: Voice: Establishing a Tone Grades 2-3: Sentence Fluency: Varying Sentence Patterns Grades 2-3: Word Choice: Using Language Effectively Grades 2-3: Conventions: Using Parts of Speech See preview for list of mentor texts. Purchasing this product grants permission for use by one teacher in his or her own classroom. If you intend to share with others, please purchase an additional license for the desired product. Product created by For The Love of Teachers Shop Copyright © 2018 Visit For The Love of Teachers for teacher collaboration in the forums, professional development and tips and tricks at the blog.
Teaching Ideas Lesson Plans
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Teaching Ideas Lesson Plans

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This resource includes 9 lesson plans that teach the trait of Ideas in narrative, informative and persuasive/argument/opinion. These lessons come from a bundle which includes 18 lessons plans that teach the six traits of writing (ideas, organization, voice, sentence fluency, word choice, and conventions) and are intended for grades K-5. These lesson plans were developed as a resource to support teachers in teaching the six traits using the mentor texts and lesson ideas that were expanded upon from the book The Writing Thief, by Ruth Culham, which is a trait-based strategy to assess and teach writing. All ideas and verbiage from The Writing Thief are clearly cited directly back to the book. You can purchase the entire bundle of 18 lesson plans, individual grade level bundles, or the entire MEGA bundle of 54 lessons. Informational: Grades K-1: Ideas-Sparking Ideas Grades 2-3: Ideas- Getting Focused Grades 4-5: Ideas- Choosing a Topic Narrative: Grades K-1: Ideas-Choosing a Topic Grades 2-3: Ideas- Getting Focused Grades 4-5: Ideas- Choosing a Topic Persuasive/Argument/Opinion: Grades K-1: Ideas: Focusing The Topic Grades 2-3: Ideas: Using Details Grades 4-5: Ideas: Developing The Topic Product created by For The Love of Teachers Shop Copyright © 2018
Get Focused Writing Graphic Organizer
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Get Focused Writing Graphic Organizer

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Many students become frustrated with writing because they skip the most important part: PLANNING. Teach your students that planning is essential and is a must do. Ask to see your students’ planning. This holds them accountable for actually doing it. Using an organizer to brainstorm and plan out the writing is the first step to moving forward. It includes: *Get Focused acronym guide *Get focused poster *Get focused student reference sheet *Get Focused organizer Product created by For The Love of Teachers Copyright © 2018