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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 for writer’s workshop. 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.…

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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 #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…

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    Writing Mini Lesson #32- CUPS to Edit

    If you are looking for ideas in the editing step of the writing process, you are in the right place! This post will provide ways to teach and break down different…

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    Writing Mini Lesson #31- Crafting a Title

    Now that your students have finished writing a rough draft and made revisions to their narrative writing, it is time to craft an amazing title for the story! This post is…