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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.
CREATIVE WRITING LESSON PLAN #14 Ship Wrecked
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CREATIVE WRITING LESSON PLAN #14 Ship Wrecked

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This STUDENT DIRECTED creative writing lesson is a favorite with students. They are asked to make basic life decisions concerning themselves and others when they find themselves shipwrecked at sea. Who will be rescued? It really makes students think about what they would do in a life-threatening situation, and they loved being able to make choices about an ultimate outcome. 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). 6. An art/drawing worksheet to go along with the lesson
EXPOSITORY FREE LESSON PLAN - Writing a Descriptive Paragraph
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EXPOSITORY FREE LESSON PLAN - Writing a Descriptive Paragraph

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This expository FREE creative writing lesson is student directed because it guides the students through the process of writing a descriptive paragraph, 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. A paragraph guide for writing the paragraph 7. An Example of what a good descriptive paragraph looks like 8. Two scoring rubrics for assessing a paragraph "Love the Daily Dazzle materials! I have used them for years now and there is nothing better for language arts. This year I purchased the writing materials, Creative Writing, Expository Writing, and The book on How to Really Teach Writing and they are just amazing. I will not teach without them!" -- Jackie Knupp Johnson, Alaska State Teacher of the Year, 2010
FREE CREATIVE WRITING LESSON PLAN - Speed Writing
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FREE CREATIVE WRITING LESSON PLAN - Speed Writing

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This FREE. STUDENT DIRECTED creative writing lesson plan increases fluency and is fun. It is a perfect beginning of the week activity to wake up the writing juices, or to use when there is extra time left and you have nothing to fill it with. Students really enjoy speed writing! The Lesson Plan 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
CREATIVE WRITING LESSON PLAN #8 A Fairy Tale From a Different Point of View
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CREATIVE WRITING LESSON PLAN #8 A Fairy Tale From a Different Point of View

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This STUDENT DIRECTED creative writing lesson introduces the story elements, teaches students how to use a plot graph, and encourages students to use higher level thinking skills by looking at a story from a different point of view. 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. Description of the story elements of fiction 4. A story elements plot graph 5. An Idea Organizer that taps into the student's personal bank of knowledge 6. A paragraph organizer that guides the students through writing the introduction, body, and conclusion 7. 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. 8. An art/drawing worksheet to go along with the lesson
THE LITTLE BOOK ON HOW TO REALLY TEACH CREATIVE WRITING
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THE LITTLE BOOK ON HOW TO REALLY TEACH CREATIVE WRITING

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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.
DAILY DAZZLE C - 6th GRADE (Lessons 25 - 28) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS
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DAILY DAZZLE C - 6th GRADE (Lessons 25 - 28) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS

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Daily Dazzle C BUNDLED LESSONS 25 - 28 (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
DAILY DAZZLE C - 6th GRADE (Lessons 13 - 16) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS
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DAILY DAZZLE C - 6th GRADE (Lessons 13 - 16) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS

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Daily Dazzle C BUNDLED LESSONS 13 - 16 (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
EXPOSITORY LESSON PLAN 9 -Writing a Friendly Letter
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EXPOSITORY LESSON PLAN 9 -Writing a Friendly Letter

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This expository writing lesson guides the students through the process of writing a friendly letter to someone they know. They will be grading 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 friendly letter 6. Examples of what the parts of a good friendly letter look like 7. An idea organizer for a friendly letter 8. A pre-writing format worksheet 9. A scoring rubric for assessing the letter
CREATIVE WRITING LESSON PLAN #29 Survival in the Wilderness
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CREATIVE WRITING LESSON PLAN #29 Survival in the Wilderness

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

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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
DAILY DAZZLE B - 5th GRADE (Lessons 9 - 12) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS
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DAILY DAZZLE B - 5th GRADE (Lessons 9 - 12) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS

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Daily Dazzle B BUNDLED LESSONS 9 - 12 (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
DAILY DAZZLE B - 5th GRADE  (Lessons 5 - 8) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS
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DAILY DAZZLE B - 5th GRADE (Lessons 5 - 8) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS

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Daily Dazzle B BUNDLED LESSONS 5 - 8 (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
DAILY DAZZLE C - 6th GRADE (Lessons 17 - 20) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS
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DAILY DAZZLE C - 6th GRADE (Lessons 17 - 20) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS

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Daily Dazzle C BUNDLED LESSONS 17 - 20 (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
DAILY DAZZLE C - 6th GRADE (Lessons 29 - 32) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS
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DAILY DAZZLE C - 6th GRADE (Lessons 29 - 32) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS

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Daily Dazzle C BUNDLED LESSONS 29 - 32 (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
DAILY DAZZLE C - 6th GRADE (Lessons 21 - 24) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS
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DAILY DAZZLE C - 6th GRADE (Lessons 21 - 24) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS

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Daily Dazzle C BUNDLED LESSONS 21 - 24 (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
EXPOSITORY LESSON PLAN 5 -Writing a Personal Narrative Essay
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EXPOSITORY LESSON PLAN 5 -Writing a Personal Narrative Essay

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This expository personal narrative essay writing lesson asks students to write about a personal event in their lives. It guides students through the process of breaking their writing down into paragraphs. It uses brainstorming, paragraphing and scoring rubrics to guide students through the process of writing their essay about their personal event or experience. It includes having 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. Three graphic Idea organizers 7. An Example of what a completed essay looks like once the paragraphs are all put together 8. A paragraph organizer 9. Two scoring rubrics for assessing the final essay
DAILY DAZZLE C - 6th GRADE (Lessons 9 - 12) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS
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DAILY DAZZLE C - 6th GRADE (Lessons 9 - 12) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS

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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
FREE CREATIVE WRITING LESSON PLAN    Wanted Poster - a great holiday lesson
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FREE CREATIVE WRITING LESSON PLAN Wanted Poster - a great holiday lesson

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In this lesson students think of something they really want then write a story about why they want it, what they have to do to get it, and what they will do with it once they have it. It is interactive because they brainstorm, write in paragraphs, edit, and grade their own paper before turning it in. The lesson 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 students personal bank of knowledge 4. A paragraph organizer that guides the student's 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 Quote: "I love the Razzle Dazzle materials! I have used them for years now and there is nothing better for language arts. This year I purchased the writing materials: Creative Writing, Expository Writing, and The Book on How to Really Teach Writing and they are just amazing. I will not teach without them!" -- Jackie Knupp Johnson, Alaska State Teacher of the Year, 2010 Please note that this material is formally copyrighted by the US Copyright Office and all copyright rules and laws apply.
CREATIVE WRITING LESSON PLAN #28 Describe a Picture
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CREATIVE WRITING LESSON PLAN #28 Describe a Picture

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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