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Share a technique for teaching young writers to select the best details!

"Paint a picture on your reader's mind" is an interesting instruction for young writers.  Maybe a little abstract for them, especially if y…

Started by Corbett Harrison

1 Nov 17, 2012
Reply by lois fisher

Share brainstorming ideas for expository writing!

Our Common Core State Standards have "Writing Standards,"  which require us to teach students to make high-qulaity choices when drafting an…

Started by Corbett Harrison

0 Apr 26, 2011

Share brainstorming ideas for sensory details!

Our Common Core State Standards have "Writing Standards,"  which require us to teach students to make high-qulaity choices when drafting an…

Started by Corbett Harrison

0 Apr 26, 2011

Share a way you teach students to understand antonyms and prepositions!

Our Common Core State Standards have "Language Standards,"  which require us to teach grammatical terms like antonyms and prepositions.  Wh…

Started by Corbett Harrison

0 Apr 8, 2011

Share a technique you use to build imaginative thinking skills!

The early years are the best years for developing creativity skills  from student writers.  Confidence with one's imagination can serve as…

Started by Corbett Harrison

0 Apr 8, 2011

Share a technique for developing simple plots with young writers!

Once younger students learn to develop simple plots, their written ideas can start really taking shape.  Teaching  students to pre-write by…

Started by Corbett Harrison

0 Apr 6, 2011

Share an activity for building better verb use from young writers!

Once younger students learn to play with verbs, their written voices start really taking shape.  Verbs truly are the engines of sentences. …

Started by Corbett Harrison

0 Apr 5, 2011

Share an activity for teaching better use of nouns!

Nouns are safety nets for our littlest writers, and they help students develop sentences; you can't have a sentence without a noun, but the…

Started by Corbett Harrison

0 Apr 5, 2011

Share an activity for teaching better use of adjectives!

Adjectives can be hard for little writers.  They can either over-use the same, vague adjectives, or they use too many adjectives in a long…

Started by Corbett Harrison

0 Apr 5, 2011

Share you favorite Mentor Text for Primary Writing!

In Northern Nevada, we believe the best writing lessons are inspired by great mentor texts. All of the lessons posted at our Primary Writin…

Started by Corbett Harrison

3 Sep 27, 2010
Reply by Bonnie Tamasitis

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