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6 + 1 Traits – Conventions

Students have spent the past week reviewing the 6+1 Traits of Writing.  Today we are taking a peek at conventions through the use of a student exercises and text examples. Eats, Shoots and Leaves The Girl’s Like Spaghetti

6+1 Traits – Sentence Fluency

Today we learned a bit about sentence fluency.  This is a little harder concept to grasp, but one that takes writing to the next level.  Students listened to an audio recording of Whirligig Beetles by Paul Fleischman. There are several other poems he has written that do a great job of emphasizing sentence fluency!  Just a […]

Why Do We Write?

I recently saw this video on a fellow teacher’s site and it got me thinking what our students would say? I wonder if we can’t use this question and perhaps even format as a mentor text for a possible National Day of Writing publication here? If you’re willing to share, please leave a comment and […]

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