Shrinklit. Probable Passages. Guided Writing. Multigenre Reports. These four writing strategies help students learn to make predictions, build connections, raise questions, discover new ideas, and promote higher-level thinking. Here's the step-by-step on how to use these strategies in your classroom.
Priming your students for writing with props or humorous thoughts can pique their interest in a writing topic. In addition to priming, visual organizers like hamburgers and word trees challenge students to organize their writing and choose interesting words. Find out more about these topics as well as COPS and STOPS in this informative article about writing.
Teachers play an important role in shaping students' written work. Specific feedback can motivate developing writers and provide real purpose for revision. Learn when to provide feedback, what kind of feedback is most effective, and how to plan for different types of writing conferences. You might want to keep the list of sample response prompts handy as you meet with students.
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Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects writing abilities. Kids with dysgraphia often have difficulties with spelling, poor handwriting, and trouble putting thoughts on paper. Discover the warning signs of dysgraphia and learn more about effective accommodations, modifications, and instructional strategies.
The "once and done" model of teaching writing to kids with LD just doesn't work, says expert Steve Graham. In our exclusive interview, Graham outlines three research-based practices that are particularly helpful to students with LD. Learn how to implement each recommendation in your classroom.
This engaging learning tool helps children build grammatically correct sentences about a picture on their screen. The app also offers lots of practice using transition words!