Rework the Prompt to Serve as an Introduction

Rework the Prompt to Serve as an Introduction

Rework the Prompt to Serve as an Introduction Feb 20, 2017 | [Reading] FAQ: How can I prepare students to write an introduction to an extended-response prompt? ANSWER: An extended reading response requires a 3-5 paragraph essay. This merits a longer introductory...
Create Simple Flap Booklets

Create Simple Flap Booklets

When studying seasons, weather, holidays, animals, places, or any other informational topics, primary students can utilize a simple flap booklet to organize their writing and work on simple sentences. Fold a piece of blank paper vertically. Then cut 3-5 slits up the...
Remember Story Beginnings for Writing

Remember Story Beginnings for Writing

Deb Conley, 4th grade teacher at Fairview Elementary (Sherwood, OH) uses an acronym to help her students remember optional ways to begin a piece of writing. Q-DIPA acts as a reminder for five different beginning techniques writers can use to grab their readers’...
Strengthen Student Titles

Strengthen Student Titles

It is time well spent to allow students to play with titles. Without the pressure of complete sentences, capital letters, and punctuation marks, students can just focus on specific word choice and voice. First teach students about the types of titles. Have them look...