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Write Source - Student Models

Write Source - Student Models

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Recipe Metaphors for Writer's Notebooks! "Brainstorming Boggle": Creating a Recipe Verb-Bank Before bringing out the mentor text, we first brainstorm "cooking verbs" as a sponge-like activity. I like to play Brainstorming Boggle with my students, which doesn't involve using the Boggle shaking board at all, if you're worried about not having one. It's called Boggle Brainstorming for one simple reason: in the real board game of Boggle, there's a rule that if you have the same word as another player, you both have to cross the off words, meaning no one gets a point for that word. In classroom Brainstorming Boggle (a game I am pretty sure I invented), students must create a list of ten unique words that fit a category I throw out at them. After they brainstorm by themselves, they are put into a group of three or four.

James and the Giant Peach: Roald Dahl: eThemes Global rating average: {{value}} out of {{max}} 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 These sites are about the book “James and the Giant Peach” by Roald Dahl. There are lesson plans, vocabulary words, and suggested classroom activities. Take a virtual tour of the Empire State Building to see what James dreams about. Includes information about insects as well as recipes for peach desserts. There are also activities to tie into the book’s theme of friendship. 20 Terrifying Two-Sentence Horror Stories. I Didn't Think It Was Possible Until #5... When The Hair On My Neck Stood Up March 5, 2014 Ever since I was a little kid I've loved sharing ghost stories around a campfire which is probably why I love watching horror movies. And every single time I finish watching one, well, a good one... I kick myself for not picking out a comedy instead.

Anthem Essay Contest — Ayn Rand Education Anthem Essay Contest Information Topics Select ONE of the following three topics: In Chapter 8, why does Equality laugh when he remembers that he is "the Damned"? Using Mentor Texts to Motivate and Support Student Writers If we want students to do something well, it helps to both tell them and show them what we expect. When it comes to writing assignments, we teachers will give students directions to write a convincing essay or draft a descriptive narrative followed by telling them how to earn a good grade on it. Many of us also hand out a rubric or criteria chart that tells all the expectations for the essay. But, with all that there is to cover and the time crunch, we may sacrifice showing them mentor texts, examples of good writing. Show Not Tell

28 Creative Writing Exercises and Prompts This is my first year teaching high school creative writing, and at the beginning of the year, I wasn’t entirely sure what to do, or how to do it. I’d only ever taught college-level fiction workshops and I knew the same approach wouldn’t work with younger students and a ten-month class, so I have kind of trial-and-errored my way through the year, and am pretty pleased with how things have turned out. I decided to structure my class by spending about 4-6 weeks on each of the following: General intro to literary devices/elements of craft (voice, POV, imagery, etc), fiction, poetry, drama, and creative nonfiction. After giving them a basis for creative writing and touching on the four genres, I’ve started providing prompts and letting them choose how– which genre– they use to respond to them. Needless to say, we use a LOT of exercises and prompts, so over the months I’ve figured out which ones have worked and which ones haven’t.

Reports & Persuasive writing All essays at ESLBEE.COM are by university students who have given written permission for their work to be published in this site. If you copy/paste an essay and turn it in as your own, it is a very serious academic offence. The penalties for plagiarism in most universities are very high. From a policy perspective, almost certainly the first incident of plagiarism will get written into the student's permanent record, and a second offence will get a student expelled. From a personal perspective, when your teacher discovers plagiarism (and they almost always do), it not only affects the grade on an essay, but the school's policies once set in motion are always very embarrassing. From a different perspective, the University of California at Berkeley shows how good documentation makes you look better.

The Fountainhead Essay Contest — Ayn Rand Education The Fountainhead Essay Contest Information Topics Select ONE of the following three topics: At the end of Part II, Ellsworth Toohey confronts Howard Roark and says, "Mr. Find 25 anchor charts for teaching writing in your classroom writers workshops Anchor charts are a great way to make thinking visible as you record strategies, processes, cues, guidelines and other content during the learning process. Here are 25 of our favorite charts for teaching your students all about writing. The Why Behind Writers Workshops Source: The First Grade Parade First and second graders will draw inspiration from this fun-filled anchor chart about why we write. Make this chart applicable to older students by expanding on each aspect with a specific audience or goal. "To share experiences" can become "to share experiences with friends, in a postcard or with readers in a memoir." Setting Goals Source: second-grade writing-goals chart sets goals around important writing skills for younger students: punctuation, and vocabulary.

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