Target List-Making as a Writing Genre

Target List-Making as a Writing Genre

Before early writers create sentences, they write words. Instead of turning those few words into a simple sentence, encourage students to write with more details, more words and create more powerful lists. List writing has many benefits, but one of its primary side...
Motivate Young Writers with Holiday Topics

Motivate Young Writers with Holiday Topics

Motivate Young Writers with Holiday Topics Dec 13, 2016 | [Writing] FAQ: What are ways to use the upcoming holidays to spur on my young writers? ANSWER: When the holidays draw closer, young students often get so wrapped up in the excitement that they struggle to stay...
Develop Acrostic Poems for Vocab Practice

Develop Acrostic Poems for Vocab Practice

When teaching students new vocabulary words in the content areas or in language arts, one thing you could do, beyond just talking about definitions, is to have students develop an acrostic poem for that term. For example, here is an acrostic poem used in a primary...