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Writing Mini Lesson #27- Revising a Narrative Essay- Exchange- Rockin Beginnings

Are you looking for ways to help your students write a good lead to their narrative essay? This post will give you ideas to teach what I call ROCKIN’ BEGINNINGS.... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #26- Revising a Narrative Essay- Rearrange

Are you looking for teaching ideas for revising in writer’s workshop? This lesson is one of several posts on DARE to Revise (Delete, Add, Rearrange, Exchange) and will focus on R–... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #25- Revising a Narrative Essay- Add- Transition Words

Are you looking for ways to help your students revise their narrative essay? This post is one of several mini lessons on using the acronym D.A.R.E. (Delete, Add, Rearrange, Exchange)... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #40- Narrative Writing Homework or Class work

Use a weekly writing guide for students to use when writing on their own. They will need a graphic organizer, rough draft paper, colored pens, a checklist, and final copy... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #24- Revising a Narrative Essay- Delete

Are you looking for ways to help your students revise a narrative essay? This lesson will focus on the first letter of DARE (Delete, Add, Rearrange, Exchange) where  D stands... Read More

Effective Ways to Teach Greek and Latin Roots AND Vocabulary

Did you know that students should encounter a word up to 70 times before is is mastered?  NO LIE!  That is why teachers need to provide practice, practice, practice for... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #23- Revising a Narrative Essay

Students are finished with their rough drafts and what do they want to do? Immediately write a final copy. NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! This post will provide ideas for your writer’s workshop when... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #22- Writing a Rough Draft for a Narrative Essay

Did your students follow the other writer’s workshop lessons to organize a narrative essay? If so, students’ graphic organizers are completed and it is time to write! Woo woo! This... Read More

10 STEPS TO MAKING CHOCOLATE

10 STEPS TO MAKING CHOCOLATE Prep: 1.  Send out notice to parents for ingredients. I like to use www.signupgenius.com.  I will add a list of ingredients! 2.  The morning of... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #21- Writing the Conclusion of a Narrative Essay

Do you need ideas for writing a conclusion for a narrative story?  This post will cover the meaning of a conclusion, teaching tips for brainstorming ideas to include in a... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #20- Dialogue in a Narrative Essay

Are you looking for ideas to teach students how to write dialogue in a narrative essay? This blog has creative ideas to show your students the right amount of dialogue... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #18- Building Suspense and Climax in a Narrative Essay

Are your students writing stories that are blah?  Show them how to build suspense and climax in their narrative writing stories! This post will review plot, show an effective mentor... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #17- Writing the Body Section of a Narrative Essay

Do your students need help developing the body section of a narrative essay? This post provides ideas for creating a strong body using the power of 3. It is an... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #16- Writing an Introduction for a Narrative Essay

If you are looking for ways to teach students how to write an introduction in a narrative story, you are in the right place!  An introduction is the beginning of... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #15- Plot

Do you need ideas for teaching plot to a narrative story?  A plot is the events that organize and make up a story. When planning a plot for a story,... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #19- Developing Characters in a Narrative Essay

Do you need helps with ideas for teaching students how to develop characters in their narrative essay? This post will share an effective way to teach character traits and developing... Read More

Rock and Write

Rock and Write!  Rockin Resources is well known for our writing products.  Pam always liked to write and teach writing.  She has used numerous writing programs over her 26 years... Read More

Test Prep Tips and Strategies

Test Prep Tips and Strategies I’ve been fortunate to be a part of two upper elementary groups of amazingly talented teachers.  I’ve written a post on each site to go... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #14- Graphic Organizers for Narrative Writing

Now that the prompt has been introduced and students brainstormed ideas for the prompt, it is time for Writing Mini Lesson #14- Graphic Organizers for Narrative Writing. This mini lesson... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #13- Setting Writing Goals

Before moving on in the writing process, it is a great place to have students create a writing goal.  This post will explain writing goals, how to choose a writing... Read More