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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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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
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FREE CREATIVE WRITING LESSON PLAN - Speed Writing

FREE CREATIVE WRITING LESSON PLAN - Speed Writing

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
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EXPOSITORY FREE LESSON PLAN - Writing a Descriptive Paragraph

EXPOSITORY FREE LESSON PLAN - Writing a Descriptive Paragraph

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

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

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.
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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.
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CREATIVE WRITING LESSON PLAN #8 A Fairy Tale From a Different Point of View

CREATIVE WRITING LESSON PLAN #8 A Fairy Tale From a Different Point of View

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
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EXPOSITORY LESSON PLAN 5 -Writing a Personal Narrative Essay

EXPOSITORY LESSON PLAN 5 -Writing a Personal Narrative Essay

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
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My Amusement Park - A CC Aligned Weekly Interactive Writing Notebook Lesson

My Amusement Park - A CC Aligned Weekly Interactive Writing Notebook Lesson

MY AMUSEMENT PARK For this thrill seeking CC aligned journal prompt, students come up with an idea and a design for the type of park each one would like to have in their city. Everyone knows kids love amusement parks, so who would be better to design a new one. You get to decide the theme, the type of rides, booths, and foods that would make up the perfect amusement park for you. students will draw the design and write their story telling all about their park. Students will be guided through the entire writing process using the following rubrics with examples to help them be successful: Prewriting Brainstorming Rubric with examples Rough Draft Idea Brainstorming Rubric with examples Rough Draft Rubric Final Draft Rubric Illustration Rubric Student and Teacher Grading Rubric This an another Judith M Darling product that makes teaching writing less stressful by reducing grading time, and less stressful for students by guiding them through the writing process.
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DAILY DAZZLE D - 7th GRADE (Lessons 17 - 20) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS

DAILY DAZZLE D - 7th GRADE (Lessons 17 - 20) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS

Daily Dazzle D BUNDLED LESSONS 17 - 20 (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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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
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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 9 -Writing a Friendly Letter

EXPOSITORY LESSON PLAN 9 -Writing a Friendly Letter

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
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EXPOSITORY LESSON PLAN 11 - Writing a Business Letter

EXPOSITORY LESSON PLAN 11 - Writing a Business Letter

This expository essay writing lesson asks students to write a formal business letter It uses brainstorming, paragraphing and scoring rubrics to guide students through the specific format of writing a business letter. 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 business letter 6. An idea organizer for a business letter 7. Examples of what the parts of a good business letter look like 8. A pre-writing format for the business letter worksheet 9. One scoring rubrics for assessing the essay
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CREATIVE WRITING BOOK By Judith M Darling

CREATIVE WRITING BOOK By Judith M Darling

ALL 32 of the student directed CREATIVE WRITING LESSON PLANS that are offered on tes as individual lessons, have been put into ONE BOOK, that GREATLY reduces a teacher grading workload. Students see the scoring guide, know what the expectations are, and are happy they get to grade their own papers. Each lesson includes: 1. Instructions on how to use the lesson plan 2. The writing process steps 3. An Idea Organizer 4. A paragraph organizer for 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 them in for the final teacher evaluation. 6. An art/drawi
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DAILY DAZZLE D BOOK - 7TH GRADE - INTERACTIVE, CC ALIGNED, BELL PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS

DAILY DAZZLE D BOOK - 7TH GRADE - INTERACTIVE, CC ALIGNED, BELL PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS

Daily Dazzle D BOOK - Lessons 1 - 32 (7th 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 and the PREVIEW for DDD are included as separate downloads. Each DDD lesson is 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 Commonly misused words Fact/opinion Analogies Vocabulary 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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DAILY DAZZLE D - 7th GRADE (Lessons 13 - 16) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS

DAILY DAZZLE D - 7th GRADE (Lessons 13 - 16) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS

Daily Dazzle D BUNDLED LESSONS 13 - 16 (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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DAILY DAZZLE D - 7th GRADE (Lessons 9 - 12) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS

DAILY DAZZLE D - 7th GRADE (Lessons 9 - 12) CC ALIGNED, BELL RINGER PRODUCT FOR LANGUAGE ARTS

Daily Dazzle D BUNDLED LESSONS 9 - 12 (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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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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