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Expository Writing

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Camp Write-a-Lot STAAR Writing Test Prep & Review

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 Gone are the days when "I'm going to tell you all about sharks" was an acceptable introduction. Writing Mentor Texts, Expository Writing, Writing Strategies, Informational Writing, Opinion Writing, Writing Lessons, Teaching Writing, Texas Teacher, Teacher Blogs

Creative Expository Introductions with a Mentor Text

Teaching your students creative expository introductions is a lot easier when you use quality mentor texts. This sequence of lessons includes a mentor text, an anchor chart, a guide for you to try writing your own creative introduction, and free printables for students to try out the strategy in their own informational writing. This strategy works for opinion writing, too, and is especially effective for helping 4th graders write their introductory paragraph for STAAR Writing.

Buzzing with Ms. B: Scaffolding expository writing for struggling writers. This strategy supports overwhelmed kids in approaching the STAAR Writing test, too, by making it manageable. Expository Writing, Informational Writing, Teaching Writing, Writing Skills, Writing Process, Writing Ideas, Teaching Ideas, Writing Mini Lessons, Writing Lesson Plans

Scaffolding expository writing for struggling writers

Do you have kids who are trying to write well but struggle with keeping their writing focused and organized? They start out writing about ...

Support your elementary writers with these graphic organizers that scaffold the expository writing process. Easy ideas to implement with pictures of anchor charts to help your students learn the process! Expository Writing Prompts, Writing Strategies, Writing Skills, Writing Process, Writing Ideas, 5th Grade Writing, Middle School Writing, Writing Test, English Writing

Scaffolding expository writing for struggling writers

Do you have kids who are trying to write well but struggle with keeping their writing focused and organized? They start out writing about ...

Tired of prompting your kids for every single editing skill? Build independence with personal editing checklists with this free lesson idea and video. These checklists are special: they give an action… More Writing Strategies, Writing Lessons, Teaching Writing, Teaching Ideas, Grammar Lessons, Writing Process, Student Teaching, Paragraph Writing, Narrative Writing

Personal editing checklists

Tired of prompting your kids for every single editing skill? Build independence with personal editing checklists with this free lesson idea and video. These checklists are special: they give an action… More

I would pull some of these mentor texts when teaching students about expository writing. Writing Mentor Texts, Mentor Sentences, Expository Writing, Narrative Writing, Writing Lessons, Nonfiction, Fiction Writing, Math Lessons

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This post gets you started with a free download full of mentor text ideas! This list of upper elementary picture books includes titles for teaching reading and writing. Get personal narrative & expository mentor texts as well as texts for teaching reading skills and strategies such as teaching theme, character traits, and point of view in fiction, and main idea, making inferences, and asking questions in nonfiction. Get the whole list! #mentortext

Buzzing with Ms. B: Scaffolding expository writing for struggling writers. This strategy supports overwhelmed kids in approaching the STAAR Writing test, too, by making it manageable. Expository Writing, Informational Writing, Teaching Writing, Writing Skills, Writing Process, Writing Ideas, Teaching Ideas, Writing Mini Lessons, Writing Lesson Plans

Scaffolding expository writing for struggling writers

Do you have kids who are trying to write well but struggle with keeping their writing focused and organized? They start out writing about ...

Buzzing with Ms. Writing Mentor Texts, Expository Writing, Paragraph Writing, Writing Strategies, Informational Writing, Opinion Writing, Teaching Writing, Writing Resources, Teaching Strategies

Creative Expository Introductions with a Mentor Text

Teaching your students creative expository introductions is a lot easier when you use quality mentor texts. This sequence of lessons includes a mentor text, an anchor chart, a guide for you to try writing your own creative introduction, and free printables for students to try out the strategy in their own informational writing. This strategy works for opinion writing, too, and is especially effective for helping 4th graders write their introductory paragraph for STAAR Writing.

Buzzing with Ms. B: Revising Editing Lessons, continued! Engaging and interactive way to teach revising editing skills. Great for preparing for the STAAR fourth grade writing test in Texas! Fourth Grade Writing, Writing Test, Writing Workshop, Teaching Writing, Teaching Ideas, Expository Writing, Writing Process, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Tools

STAAR Revising & Editing Lessons, continued! *Freebie!

So last week, I shared an idea I'm trying out in my writing classroom. My students and I used a paragraph through the whole week to work on...

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Hands-On Revision & Editing

These hands-on activities for revising and editing are better than an anchor chart or a worksheet! Teach students about grammar, word choice, spelling, sentence structure, punctuation, capitalization, and so much more in one paragraph a week through manipulating sentence strips to making changes in expository paragraphs. Great for a station for students to practice these skills, too! #teachingwriting #revisingediting

Support your elementary writers with these graphic organizers that scaffold the expository writing process. Easy ideas to implement with pictures of anchor charts to help your students learn the process! Expository Writing Prompts, Writing Strategies, Writing Skills, Writing Process, Writing Ideas, 5th Grade Writing, Middle School Writing, Writing Test, English Writing

Scaffolding expository writing for struggling writers

Do you have kids who are trying to write well but struggle with keeping their writing focused and organized? They start out writing about ...

Buzzing with Ms. B: Scaffolding expository writing for struggling writers. This strategy supports overwhelmed kids in approaching the STAAR Writing test, too, by making it manageable. Expository Writing, Informational Writing, Teaching Writing, Writing Skills, Writing Process, Writing Ideas, Teaching Ideas, Writing Mini Lessons, Writing Lesson Plans

Scaffolding expository writing for struggling writers

Do you have kids who are trying to write well but struggle with keeping their writing focused and organized? They start out writing about ...

 Gone are the days when "I'm going to tell you all about sharks" was an acceptable introduction. Writing Mentor Texts, Expository Writing, Writing Strategies, Informational Writing, Opinion Writing, Writing Lessons, Teaching Writing, Texas Teacher, Teacher Blogs

Creative Expository Introductions with a Mentor Text

Teaching your students creative expository introductions is a lot easier when you use quality mentor texts. This sequence of lessons includes a mentor text, an anchor chart, a guide for you to try writing your own creative introduction, and free printables for students to try out the strategy in their own informational writing. This strategy works for opinion writing, too, and is especially effective for helping 4th graders write their introductory paragraph for STAAR Writing.

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Texas State Writing Test Prep Camp Write a Lot, new 2019 TEKS aligned

Read about eleven TEKS-aligned stations help your students review everything they’ve learned for their STAAR writing test! Teacher tips are included to help you plan a fun, hands-on test prep camp that students will remember. Turn your classroom into a camp theme and help students practice their skills with interactive anchor charts, sorting activities, and more! #staartestprepcamp #testprepcamp

 A great expository introduction tool to help you start your essay Writing Mentor Texts, Writing Strategies, Informational Writing, Opinion Writing, Writing Lessons, Teaching Writing, Writing Skills, Expository Writing Prompts, Grammar Skills

Creative expository introductions mentor text lesson *free resource!

Teaching your students creative expository introductions is a lot easier when you use quality mentor texts. This sequence of lessons includes a mentor text, an anchor chart, a guide for you to try writing your own creative introduction, and free printables for students to try out the strategy in their own informational writing. This strategy works for opinion writing, too, and is especially effective for helping 4th graders write their introductory paragraph for STAAR Writing.

Support your elementary writers with these graphic organizers that scaffold the expository writing process. Easy ideas to implement with pictures of anchor charts to help your students learn the process! Expository Writing Prompts, Writing Strategies, Writing Skills, Writing Process, Writing Ideas, 5th Grade Writing, Middle School Writing, Writing Test, English Writing

Scaffolding expository writing for struggling writers

Teaching expository writing to writers who are struggling can be a real challenge. These graphic organizers help writers in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade structure their writing. Sentence starters help writers create an introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion that expresses their ideas clearly and simply. #expositorywriting #graphicorganizer