Include Idiom Costumes in Fall Party

Include Idiom Costumes in Fall Party

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Convey Tone & Mood with Sentence Length

Convey Tone & Mood with Sentence Length

Convey Tone & Mood with Sentence Length May 5, 2017 | [Writing] Before expecting students to vary their sentence lengths, we first have to define what constitutes different lengths. Explain that short sentences include 1-3 words, medium sentences include 4-9...
Start with 2-Word Sentences

Start with 2-Word Sentences

DEFINE A SENTENCE. A sentence has a subject and a verb and is a complete thought. Teach students to strip any sentence down to its core–the subject & verb. Then play Jeff Anderson’s (Mechanically Inclined) “Sentence Smackdown.” Access a...
Hear Punctuation for Writing

Hear Punctuation for Writing

Another key component to reading fluency is how students break phrases and word groupings among sentences. A huge area to work on in classroom instruction includes their attention to punctuation marks when reading. Weak readers tend to read right through punctuation...