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Her assignment is inspired by the picture book Tough Boris by Mem Fox. Click here to open and print Pam's one-page handout. What's Your Fifth Element? Click here to open the on-line assignment that Carol proposed and published during an in-service class for teachers sponsored by the Northern Nevada Writing Project.
Unusual Friendly Letters Northern Nevada teacher Jennifer Mitchell shared with us this RAFT writing assignment she created for her elementary students as an review to writing friendly letters. Her assignment is inspired by the picture book Dear Mrs.
Letters from Obedience School by Mark Teague. Her assignment is inspired by the picture book Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster by Debra Frasier. In this lesson, students assume the role of a fruit or vegetable they've studied, then they write a campaign on why their fruit or vegetable should be elected "The most nutritious" in an upcoming election.
Character Credo Poem Nevada high school teacher, Tracey Albee, attended our Persuasive Writing Class and proposed this poetry lesson, which she uses to help her students discover the voice of characters in novels they are studying.
After brainstorming the beliefs of a character, students create free-verse poems from the character's perspective.
After reading the poems out loud, fellow students try to guess which character the student's poem belongs to. Please, share the resources you find on these pages freely with fellow educators, but please leave any page citations on handouts intact, and please give authorship credit to the cited teachers who created these wonderful lessons and resources.
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Activities that stimulate phonemic awareness in preschool and elementary school children are one sure way to get a child ready for reading! Here are eight of them from expert Marilyn Jager Adams.
For most of this school year, Jaden (my 8th grader) has been using a weekly assignment planner to help him organize his schoolwork. The planner form has evolved a bit since I first introduced it to him at the beginning of the year, being tweaked weekly until it met both Jaden's needs and my own.
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