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Judith M Darling - Razzle Dazzle Learning

I am a firm believer in students being interactive and independent learners. Children feel empowered when they know what the learning expectations are, how their work is going to be evaluated, and by being allowed to grade their own work. That is why ALL of my language arts writing products provide students with student directed writing rubrics and scoring guides.

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I am a firm believer in students being interactive and independent learners. Children feel empowered when they know what the learning expectations are, how their work is going to be evaluated, and by being allowed to grade their own work. That is why ALL of my language arts writing products provide students with student directed writing rubrics and scoring guides.
Daily Dazzle Tool Box - Coordinated by page number to ALL 6  Daily Dazzle Books and Lessons

Daily Dazzle Tool Box - Coordinated by page number to ALL 6 Daily Dazzle Books and Lessons

THE DAILY DAZZLE TOOL BOX IS A ONE TIME PURCHASE that provides all of the rules of grammar, punctuation, parts of speech, capitalization and more, for ALL of the books and lessons IN ALL of the DAILY DAZZLES 3 & A, B, C, D, and E. (For grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) The TOOL BOX is coordinated by page number to all of the appropriate Daily Dazzle questions in lessons 3 & A - E making it a student-directed learning product because students look up and learn the rules by themselves. The Daily Dazzle products are MOST effective when used with the Tool Box. The DAILY DAZZLE TOOL BOX can also be used as a handy, easy to use grammar reference for all students.
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HAUNTED HOUSE - HALLOWEEN NARRATIVE WRITING - GRADES 6 - 8

HAUNTED HOUSE - HALLOWEEN NARRATIVE WRITING - GRADES 6 - 8

This student directed Halloween narrative writing lesson is for grades 6 - 8. It allows students to independently write a narrative story about a haunted house that is real or imagined. Students will brainstorm ideas, build their paragraphs, edit their papers, write their final paper, and grade it themselves before handing it in for the teachers final grade. Grading time is significantly reduced for the teacher, and students enjoy the lesson. Included in the lesson: 1. Steps on teaching the lesson 2. The brainstorm idea organizer 3. The paragraph organizer 4. Two scoring guides for student grading of final paper 5. Art worksheet This lesson is CC aligned for those teachers that need an alignment. If you don't, then please disregard the alignment and have fun teaching writing.
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DAILY DAZZLE E - 8th GRADE (Lessons 1 - 4) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS

DAILY DAZZLE E - 8th GRADE (Lessons 1 - 4) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS

Daily Dazzle E BUNDLED LESSONS 1 - 4 (8th grade) is a FOUR WEEK, STUDENT DIRECTED, INTERACTIVE DAILY BELL RINGER PRODUCT that is coordinated by page number to the Tool Box. THE TOOL BOX contains all of the rules and is a separate, ONE-TIME purchase of $8.00, to be used with ALL the Daily Dazzles A - E. The CC alignment for DDE and the PREVIEW are included as separate downloads Each DDE lesson is for one week and teaches and reviews over 17 critical language arts skills with the answers. Skills included: Analogies Subject/verb agreement Vocabulary Prefixes/suffixes/root words Editing Fact/opinion Adjective/adverb usage Literary devices Descriptive words Antonyms/synonyms Misused words Abbreviations Expanded vocabulary Possessives Use of parts of speech Spelling Famous quote Creative writing
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EXPOSITORY LESSON PLAN 1 - Writing a Narrative Paragraph

EXPOSITORY LESSON PLAN 1 - Writing a Narrative Paragraph

This expository writing lesson uses brainstorming, paragraphing, and scoring rubrics to guide the students through the process of writing a narrative paragraph about an experience they had with an animal. Students will grade their own final paper before turning it in for teacher evaluation. The lesson includes: 1. How to begin teaching paragraphing 2. How to present the lesson 3. How to grade the final paper 4. Instruction on writing paragraphs 5. The parts and types of paragraphs 6. A paragraph guide for writing a narrative paragraph 7. An Example of what a good descriptive paragraph looks like 8. Two scoring rubrics for assessing a paragraph
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EXPOSITORY LESSON PLAN 3 - Writing an Expository Paragraph

EXPOSITORY LESSON PLAN 3 - Writing an Expository Paragraph

This expository paragraph writing lesson asks students to talk about their favorite food. It uses brainstorming, paragraphing, and scoring rubrics to guide students through the process of writing a narrative paragraph about their favorite food, up to and including grading their own final paper before turning it in for teacher evaluation. The lesson includes: 1. How to begin teaching paragraphing 2. How to present the lesson 3. How to grade the final paper 4. Instruction on writing paragraphs 5. The parts and types of paragraphs 6. Two student worksheet/guides for writing an expository paragraph 7. An Example of what a good expository paragraph looks like 8. Two scoring rubrics for assessing a paragraph
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DAILY DAZZLE D - 7th GRADE (Lessons 1 - 4) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS

DAILY DAZZLE D - 7th GRADE (Lessons 1 - 4) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS

Daily Dazzle D BUNDLED LESSONS 1 - 4 (7th grade) is a FOUR WEEK, STUDENT DIRECTED, INTERACTIVE DAILY BELL RINGER PRODUCT that is coordinated by page number to the Tool Box. THE TOOL BOX contains all of the rules and is a separate, ONE-TIME purchase of $8.00, to be used with ALL the Daily Dazzles A - E. The CC alignment for DDD and the PREVIEW are included as separate downloads Each DDD lesson is for one week and teaches and reviews over 17 critical language arts skills with the answers. Skills included: Singular/plural rules Types of sentences/punctuation Proofreading Research Misused words Fact/opinion Analogies Vocabulary use/definition Descriptive words Antonyms/synonyms Use of nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, conjunctions, Spelling Famous quotes Creative writing Spelling Expanded vocabulary Prefixes/suffixes/root word
JudithMDarling
DAILY DAZZLE C - 6th GRADE (Lessons 9 - 12) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS

DAILY DAZZLE C - 6th GRADE (Lessons 9 - 12) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS

Daily Dazzle C BUNDLED LESSONS 9 - 12 (6th grade) is a FOUR WEEK, STUDENT DIRECTED, INTERACTIVE DAILY BELL RINGER PRODUCT that is coordinated by page number to the Tool Box. THE TOOL BOX contains all of the rules and is a separate, ONE-TIME purchase of $8.00, to be used with ALL the Daily Dazzles A - E. The CC alignment for DDC and the PREVIEW are included as separate downloads Each DDC lesson is for one week and teaches and reviews over 17 critical language arts skills with the answers. Skills included: Singular/plural Prefixes/suffixes/root words Proofreading Fact/opinion Commonly misused words Analogies Subject/predicate Antonyms/synonyms Simple/compound sentences Possessives Use of nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs/conjunctions Spelling Comparative/superlative Irregular verbs Alphabetizing Creative writing Literary devices
JudithMDarling
EXPOSITORY LESSON PLAN 7 -Writing a Cause and Effect Essay

EXPOSITORY LESSON PLAN 7 -Writing a Cause and Effect Essay

This expository cause/effect writing lesson asks students to write about something that could have an effect on their lives, school, etc., and the cause. It uses brainstorming, paragraphing and scoring rubrics to guide students through the process of writing their cause/effect essay. It includes having students grade their own final papers before turning them in for teacher evaluation. The lesson includes: 1. How to begin teaching essay writing 2. How to present the lesson 3. How to grade the final paper 4. Instruction on writing the essay 5. The purpose, the parts, and the steps for writing a cause/effect essay 6. Deciding on a topic worksheet 7. An idea organizer 8. A paragraph organizer 9. Examples of what the parts of a good cause/effect essay look like 10. Two scoring rubrics
JudithMDarling
DAILY DAZZLE D - 7th GRADE (Lessons 5 - 8) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS

DAILY DAZZLE D - 7th GRADE (Lessons 5 - 8) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS

Daily Dazzle D BUNDLED LESSONS 5 - 8 (7th grade) is a FOUR WEEK, STUDENT DIRECTED, INTERACTIVE DAILY BELL RINGER PRODUCT that is coordinated by page number to the Tool Box. THE TOOL BOX contains all of the rules and is a separate, ONE-TIME purchase of $8.00, to be used with ALL the Daily Dazzles A - E. The CC alignment for DDD and the PREVIEW are included as separate downloads Each DDD lesson is for one week and teaches and reviews over 17 critical language arts skills with the answers. Skills included: Singular/plural rules Types of sentences/punctuation Proofreading Research Misused words Fact/opinion Analogies Vocabulary use/definition Descriptive words Antonyms/synonyms Use of nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, conjunctions, Spelling Famous quotes Creative writing Spelling Expanded vocabulary Prefixes/suffixes/root word
JudithMDarling
DAILY DAZZLE E - 8th GRADE (Lessons 5 - 8) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS

DAILY DAZZLE E - 8th GRADE (Lessons 5 - 8) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS

Daily Dazzle E BUNDLED LESSONS 5 - 8 (8th grade) is a FOUR WEEK, STUDENT DIRECTED, INTERACTIVE DAILY BELL RINGER PRODUCT that is coordinated by page number to the Tool Box. THE TOOL BOX contains all of the rules and is a separate, ONE-TIME purchase of $8.00, to be used with ALL the Daily Dazzles A - E. The CC alignment for DDE and the PREVIEW are included as separate downloads Each DDE lesson is for one week and teaches and reviews over 17 critical language arts skills with the answers. Skills included: Analogies Subject/verb agreement Vocabulary Prefixes/suffixes/root words Editing Fact/opinion Adjective/adverb usage Literary devices Descriptive words Antonyms/synonyms Misused words Abbreviations Expanded vocabulary Possessives Use of parts of speech Spelling Famous quote Creative writing
JudithMDarling
INANIMATE OBJECT OBITUARY - A CC Aligned Narrative Writing Lesson - Grades 6 - 8

INANIMATE OBJECT OBITUARY - A CC Aligned Narrative Writing Lesson - Grades 6 - 8

This student-directed writing lesson for grades 6 - 8, puts a higher level thinking twist on learning how to write an obituary. Students love this assignment! Teaching it is fun too, especially since the grading time for the teacher is significantly reduced. Included in this lesson: 1. Steps for teaching the lesson 2. Idea/brainstorming rubric 3. Paragraph organizing rubric 4. Two scoring guides on which students grade their final paper before turning it into teacher to grade 5. An art worksheet on which the student draws a picture of their deceased inanimate object This lesson is CC aligned for those teachers that need an alignment. If you don't, then please disregard the alignment and have fun teaching writing.
JudithMDarling
CREATIVE WRITING LESSON PLAN #28 Describe a Picture

CREATIVE WRITING LESSON PLAN #28 Describe a Picture

In this STUDENT DIRECTED creative writing lesson plan students describe a picture in which they use appropriate location terminology so anyone reading the description can envision the picture. It is also a good way to teach art appreciation. The Lesson Plan is student graded and includes: 1. Instructions on how to use the lesson plan 2. The writing process steps for teaching the plan 3. An Idea Organizer that taps into the student's personal bank of knowledge 4. A paragraph organizer that guides the students through writing the introduction, body, and conclusion 5. Two scoring guides (one includes the six traits of writing) so students know what the expectations are, how they will be evaluated, and allows them to grade their own papers before turning it in for the final teacher evaluation. 6. An art/drawing worksheet to go along with the lesson
JudithMDarling
CREATIVE WRITING LESSON PLAN #29 Survival in the Wilderness

CREATIVE WRITING LESSON PLAN #29 Survival in the Wilderness

This STUDENT DIRECTED lesson plan may be used to integrate literature into writing about survival. It includes a critical question to prompt students and allows them to choose from a list, four items that they think will be most helpful in ensuring they survive being lost. This lesson forces students to think critically. The Lesson Plan is student graded and includes: 1. Instructions on how to use the lesson plan 2. The writing process steps for teaching the plan 3. An Idea Organizer that taps into the student's personal bank of knowledge 4. A paragraph organizer that guides the students through writing the introduction, body, and conclusion 5. Two scoring guides (one includes the six traits of writing) so students know what the expectations are, how they will be evaluated, and allows them to grade their own papers before turning it in for the final teacher evaluation. 6. An art/drawing worksheet to go along with the lesson
JudithMDarling
THE LITTLE BOOK ON HOW TO REALLY TEACH CREATIVE WRITING

THE LITTLE BOOK ON HOW TO REALLY TEACH CREATIVE WRITING

This little book will explain how to systematically and effectively teach creative writing to children of all ages. There are rubrics, scoring guides, and many ideas and examples to make teaching and grading writing stress-free and fun for everyone. Included: 1. How much writing students should do 2. Writing environment 3. Providing students a reason for writing 4. Bringing joy to writing 5. How to introduce writing to a class 6. Choosing appropriate topics and prompts 7. Setting parameters that don't stifle creativity 8. Teaching a writing formula 9. Tapping for ideas 10. Providing paragraph guidelines 11. Peer editing with proofreading guide 12. Students evaluating their own papers with basic and six traits scoring guides 13. Grading the final product or essay 14. The benefits of creative writing 15. Story starters and ideas with tapping already in place Please note that this material is formally copyrighted by the US Copyright Office and all copyright rules and laws apply.
JudithMDarling
Daily Dazzle Tool Box - Coordinated by page number to ALL 6  Daily Dazzle Books and Lessons

Daily Dazzle Tool Box - Coordinated by page number to ALL 6 Daily Dazzle Books and Lessons

THE DAILY DAZZLE TOOL BOX IS A ONE TIME PURCHASE that provides all of the rules of grammar, punctuation, parts of speech, capitalization and more, for ALL of the books and lessons IN ALL of the DAILY DAZZLES 3 & A, B, C, D, and E. (For grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) The TOOL BOX is coordinated by page number to all of the appropriate Daily Dazzle questions in lessons 3 & A - E making it a student-directed learning product because students look up and learn the rules by themselves. The Daily Dazzle products are MOST effective when used with the Tool Box. The DAILY DAZZLE TOOL BOX can also be used as a handy, easy to use grammar reference for all students.
JudithMDarling
THE LITTLE BOOK ON HOW TO REALLY TEACH EXPOSITORY WRITING

THE LITTLE BOOK ON HOW TO REALLY TEACH EXPOSITORY WRITING

LEARN HOW TO SYSTEMATICALLY AND EFFECTIVELY TEACH EXPOSITORY WRITING TO CHILDREN. Including: 1. Providing reason for writing 2. Learning how to tap into students' memory banks 3. Investing students in the topic by forming a thought provoking question 4. Providing students with expository writing steps 5. Providing students with the editing guide 6. Providing students with a worksheet for breaking their essays into paragraphs 7. Types of expository essays with topics 8. Scoring rubrics
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Survival Of The Fittest - CC Aligned Weekly Interactive Writing Notebook Lesson

Survival Of The Fittest - CC Aligned Weekly Interactive Writing Notebook Lesson

SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST For this harrowingly scary and exciting CC aligned topic, students are to imagine they are lost. While lost they only have three tools or things available (which they will be able to choose) to help them survive for the next two week. They will describe how they are able to survive and live to tell the story. They can really be creative in this story by thinking outside of the box and making where they were lost someplace no one would think of. Students will be guided through the entire writing process using the following rubrics with appropriate examples to help them be successful: Prewriting Brainstorming Rubric with list of materials they can choose from and helpful examples for coming up with ideas to formulate their story Rough Draft Idea Brainstorming Rubric with examples Rough Draft Rubric Final Draft Rubric Illustration Rubric Student and Teacher Grading Rubric
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DAILY DAZZLE E - 8th GRADE (Lessons 29 - 32) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS

DAILY DAZZLE E - 8th GRADE (Lessons 29 - 32) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS

Daily Dazzle E BUNDLED LESSONS 29 - 32 (8th grade) is a FOUR WEEK, STUDENT DIRECTED, INTERACTIVE DAILY BELL RINGER PRODUCT that is coordinated by page number to the Tool Box. THE TOOL BOX contains all of the rules and is a separate, ONE-TIME purchase of $8.00, to be used with ALL the Daily Dazzles A - E. The CC alignment for DDE and the PREVIEW are included as separate downloads Each DDE lesson is for one week and teaches and reviews over 17 critical language arts skills with the answers. Skills included: Analogies Subject/verb agreement Vocabulary Prefixes/suffixes/root words Editing Fact/opinion Adjective/adverb usage Literary devices Descriptive words Antonyms/synonyms Misused words Abbreviations Expanded vocabulary Possessives Use of parts of speech Spelling Famous quote Creative writing
JudithMDarling
CREATIVE WRITING LESSON PLAN #1 How to Write in Paragraphs

CREATIVE WRITING LESSON PLAN #1 How to Write in Paragraphs

This STUDENT DIRECTED creative writing lesson plan teaches students how to break a story into paragraphs. The topic of the lesson is fruit, which is a topic every child has a bank of knowledge for. This Lesson Plan is student graded and includes: 1. Instructions on how to use the lesson plan 2. The writing process steps for teaching the plan 3. An Idea Organizer that taps into the student's personal bank of knowledge 4. A paragraph organizer that guides the students through writing the introduction, body, and conclusion 5. Two scoring guides (one includes the six traits of writing) so students know what the expectations are, how they will be evaluated, and allows them to grade their own papers before turning it in for the final teacher evaluation. 6. An art/drawing worksheet to go along with the lesson
JudithMDarling