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    Step-by-Step Writing Program with Interactive Notebooks

      Step-by-Step Writing is an effective writing program used in thousands of classrooms. It is a complete writing curriculum full of engaging lessons and resources. Using a scaffolding approach helps students understand how writing builds from basic sentence structure to a polished essay. Do you have reluctant writers? No worries! They will beg you to write! Through my 26 years of teaching, I struggled to find the right fit for my students. I had so many reluctant writers. That is why…

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    A Series of Step-By-Step Writing Mini Lessons

    Are you looking for ideas to help your students become successful writers? This post outlines the table of contents for  30+ writing mini lessons that has proven to help students write…

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    Writing Mini Lesson #38 on Final Copies

    Are your students ready to write a final copy? It is the step following peer reflections in the writing process. This writing mini lesson is part of a series of lessons…

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    Writing Mini Lesson #37 on Peer Reflections

    Do your students particpate in peer reflections? Peer reflection is a step in writing process after revising and editing a rough draft and before the final copy. It is one more…

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    Writing Mini Lesson #36 on Spelling

    Are you looking for teaching ideas for proofreading spelling? Students should edit their rough drafts using CUPS (Capitalization, Usage, Punctuation, Spelling) and this lesson focuses on the S for spelling. It…

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    Writing Mini Lesson #33 on Capitalization

    Do your students need help learning rules for capitalization and symbols for proofreading in their writing? This post will review basic capitalization rules needed for an upper elementary curriculum, provide ideas…