Introduce the 6 Traits

Introduce the 6 Traits

If you spend some time in the early weeks of school describing what “good” writing includes, then you can curb the number of times you hear Is this good? Am I done? Is this what you want?? from your students. GOOD WRITING INGREDIENTS The six researched...
Expect Students to Edit a First Draft

Expect Students to Edit a First Draft

When self-editing a piece immediately after writing it, it is difficult to find errors and omissions. Because the ideas are still so fresh in the writer’s mind, it’s easy to overlook punctuation mistakes, misspellings, and wrong words. Teach Check &...
Maximize the ABC Chart for Writing

Maximize the ABC Chart for Writing

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