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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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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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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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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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
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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
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
CREATIVE WRITING LESSON PLAN #5 Fun With Vocabulary Words

CREATIVE WRITING LESSON PLAN #5 Fun With Vocabulary Words

This STUDENT DIRECTED creative writing lesson incorporates the students' vocabulary words in a story encouraging the use of powerful and interesting words, (Word Choice). Students write some amazing stories and ask to do this assignment regularly. It is challenging and fun. 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
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
JudithMDarling
DAILY DAZZLE B BOOK - 5TH GRADE - INTERACTIVE, CC ALIGNED, BELL PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS

DAILY DAZZLE B BOOK - 5TH GRADE - INTERACTIVE, CC ALIGNED, BELL PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS

Daily Dazzle B BOOK - Lessons 1 - 32 (4th grade) is a FULL YEAR, 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 DDB and the PREVIEW are included as separate downloads Each DDB lesson is for one week and teaches and reviews over 17 critical language arts skills with the answers. Skills included: Types of sentences Verb usage Spelling Editing Singular to plural pronoun identification Possessives Literary devices Sentence fragments Homonyms Synonyms Comparative and superlative Common and proper nouns Alphabetizing Parts of speech Expanded vocabulary Creative Writing
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EXPOSITORY INFORMATIONAL COMPARE/CONTRAST ESSAY 6 - 8th Grade  CC Aligned

EXPOSITORY INFORMATIONAL COMPARE/CONTRAST ESSAY 6 - 8th Grade CC Aligned

This 6 - 8th grade Informational CC aligned Compare/Contrast essay allows the teacher to integrate other subjects into their students writing by picking a subject that is being studied and write a compare/contrast essay around the topic chosen. Students are guided through the entire writing process with appropriate rubrics. It is student and teacher evaluated and includes the following informational requirements to be graded: 1. Introduction - clearly states topic and organizes reasons and evidence for compare/contrast of the topic 2. Body - compares and contrasts the topic using facts definitions and details. Uses appropriate transitions to clarify the relationship of ideas and concepts 3. Conclusion - provides a concluding statement that follows the information presented 5. Vocabulary - uses precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform or explain the topic 6. Essay clearly and coherently written and formatted as specified by the teacher 7. Editing - using the writing process to include planning, drafting, revising, peer editing, and rewriting as required by teacher 8. Conventions - Thought was put into conventions The scoring rubric should be presented to the students at the beginning of the lesson so students know what the expectations are, and that it will be self-graded before they turn it into the teacher for the final evaluation. The scoring rubric takes the subjectivity out of grading and makes it even for all of the students. Students are able to decide the grade they would like to make on their paper. Included in the lesson: 1. The lesson plan which includes the objectives, parts of the narrative essay, and the steps for writing a narrative essay 2. Deciding on a topic organizer 3. The idea organizer including a sample organizer and a blank one 4. The compare and contrast list organizer example and a blank one 5. The paragraph organizer that guides the students through each paragraph with brief examples 6. The student-directed scoring guide This lesson is formally copyrighted by the US Copyright Office and all copyright rules and laws apply.
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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
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
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
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EXPOSITORY LESSON PLAN 2 - Writing a Persuasive Paragraph

EXPOSITORY LESSON PLAN 2 - Writing a Persuasive Paragraph

This expository writing lesson uses brainstorming, paragraphing, and scoring rubrics to guide students through the process of writing a persuasive paragraph that tries to convince someone to agree with them. Students 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. Two student worksheet/guides for writing a persuasive paragraph 7. An Example of what a good persuasive paragraph looks like 8. Two scoring rubrics for assessing a paragraph
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
DAILY DAZZLE C - 6th GRADE (Lessons 5 - 8) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS

DAILY DAZZLE C - 6th GRADE (Lessons 5 - 8) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS

Daily Dazzle C BUNDLED LESSONS 5 - 8 (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
DAILY DAZZLE B - 5th GRADE (Lessons 1 - 4) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS

DAILY DAZZLE B - 5th GRADE (Lessons 1 - 4) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS

Daily Dazzle B BUNDLED LESSONS 1 - 4 (5th 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 DDB and the PREVIEW are included as separate downloads Each DDB lesson is for one week and teaches and reviews over 17 critical language arts skills with the answers. Skills included: Conjunctions Homonyms Contractions Sentence fragments Types of sentences Subject/verb agreement Spelling Singular to plural Antonyms Positive/comparative/superlative Editing punctuation, capitalization, and spelling Contractions Subject of sentence Synonyms Proper nouns and abbreviations Expanded vocabulary and word definitions Creative writing
JudithMDarling
Thanksgiving and Christmas Family Holiday Menu With a Narrative Writing Lesson

Thanksgiving and Christmas Family Holiday Menu With a Narrative Writing Lesson

In this fun holiday writing lesson, 6 - 8-grade students will design a family menu after learning menu appropriate vocabulary. Then they will write a personal narrative describing their own family traditions, or a particular story that happened at one their family holiday gathering. It can be centered around any holiday or family gathering such as New Years, Christmas, Thanksgiving, 4th of July, Halloween, birthdays, anniversaries, and even a wedding celebration. 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. This is an excellent lesson to keep students engaged because it is student directed and includes a creative art project along with an interesting writing assignment. Students edit and grade their own paper before turning them into the teacher for a final grade. This significantly reduces the teachers grading paperwork load, making for a much nicer holiday for teachers too. Two special notes: 1. Students that don't celebrate certain holidays can make a menu for a favorite family meal. 2. This assignment can be completed in one week, but two weeks will produce a much nicer finished product. Included in this lesson: 1. Steps for teaching the lesson 2. Vocabulary list for students to look up the definitions of menu appropriate words 3. A brainstorming for ideas rubric 4. An example narrative essay 5. A paragraphing rubric 6. Two scoring guides to choose from, on which students grade their own writing 7. An art worksheet 8. The Common Core alignment
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