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    How to Improve Student Writing With Writing Checklists

    Checklists are used for many academic tasks, and writing is a common one. Are they really effective? Absolutely! This post will explore why checklists are used, research results, and how to use writing checklists to improve student writing in the classroom.   Why Are Writing Checklists Used in the Classroom? When children have the opportunity to address their own mistakes within the writing process, it makes their learning more meaningful. They can fix mistakes as they go and develop their…

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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…

  • Monthly/Seasonal, Poetry, Writing


    Are you looking for some writing prompts that are related to an April theme?  You’ve come to the right place!  This extensive list of prompts are divided into categories to help…

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    How to Get Your Students Writing!

    Do you want your students writing more? These three ways will get your students writing!   1. Morning Work Place a daily prompt on your white board using a projector or…