Learn how to use sentence writing in to teach anchor lessons about the writing process, the vocabulary of writers, and the skills for drafting, conferring, revising, and editing. Explore easy ways to teach writing conventions and sentence variety. Examine how to chart student thinking and learning. Great ideas for mini-lessons for writers' workshop. Target grades: 1-4
Think out of the box. Using the five senses, think descriptively about common things and common places. Use these ideas to create a "color poem." Target grades; 1-5.
Do not think about right or wrong; just play with sentences. Zoom-in and zoom-out, creating long flowing sentences or very short skeleton sentences. Use puppets, sentence codes, and drama to understand the different kinds of sentences--those based on purpose (declarative, interrogative, etc.) and those based on clause structures (simple, compound, etc.). Use sentences from author's as models. Target grades: K-6.
A day of instructional activities and skill strategies to improve revising and editing skills! Use applied grammar as a tool for revising and editing. Experience practical activities for sentence combining. Examine revision strategies. And review grammatical structures. Sentence work will focus on coordination, subordination, reduction, and apposition. Target grades: 4-12.
Give old-fashioned sentence diagramming a new twist as a visual tool to improve writing. Use graphic symbols--hearts on verbs, stars on conjunctions, pins on prepositions--to identify sentence elements and to understand how they work in a sentence. Use line diagrams to prescribe sentences or to analyze sentences. Great ideas for mini-lessons for writers' workshop. Target grades: 3-7.
Instead of assigning word lists and testing word lists, teach students how to Think to Spell--a word analysis process that focuses on phonograms, syllables, morphemes, and rules of language. Use this approach with Johnny Can Spell support materials, or incorporate it into an adopted spelling program. Target grades: 1-6.
Learn the basics to successfully teach students how to hold a pencil and how to form letters. Examine the habits of handwriting and ways to help students improve. Find out how to use the clock face as a backdrop for letter formation, a strategy that helps eliminate reversals. Know the connection between manuscript and cursive and enable your students to master cursive. Understand the importance of handwriting instruction. Target grades: PreK-4.
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