Common Core is all about evidence!! Standard One for all grades is all about showing the evidence!! This is a great Anchor Chart for Textual Evidence Sentence Starters
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Explain to students that each paragraph is a house that they build. The roof is the main idea that gets our attention and helps hold the whole house together. The supporting ideas hold up the main idea, without which, the roof would fall down. Finally, without the solid foundation or the reason for writing the paragraph, the house will fall down as well.
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My goal of an entirely student-led âGrand Conversationâ about a book was elusive until this fall. Read on to find out how, armed with a class set of novels and a bask
Writing Workshop: Persuasive Letter Writing
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Writing Topic Ideas & Planning Sheet
Do your students get "stuck" thinking of a topic to write about? These writing ideas in a jar will help! Simply print, cut, laminate if you want, and place into a jar. Students who are stuck can draw a topic to write about from the jar. Includes: 60 broad topics that can be used for multiple genres ...