Target Grammar Skills within Writing Units

Target Grammar Skills within Writing Units

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Adjust Conventions Expectations

Adjust Conventions Expectations

Adjust Conventions Expectations Mar 5, 2019 | [Writing] The trait of conventions assesses the level of correctness found in a piece. This includes spelling, capitalization, punctuation, grammar, etc. Anything you can “fix” falls under the conventions...
Create a Writing Curriculum of Mini-Units

Create a Writing Curriculum of Mini-Units

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Introduce 1-2 New Skills Per Mini-Unit

Introduce 1-2 New Skills Per Mini-Unit

Introduce 1-2 New Skills Per Mini-Unit Jan 21, 2019 | [Writing] FAQ: Do I teach a new skill every day of a mini-unit? ANSWER: NO! Every writing skill requires MULTIPLE days of instruction. Consequently, devote three days of the total unit length for every new writing...