Tag: Writing

Writing for an Audience

Writing for a Specific Audience Free Mini Lesson

Most students can grasp the concept of changing the way they write or speak depending on who they are addressing in just a small mini lesson. This post offers free materials to teach the lesson. Included is a PowerPoint, card activity, and foldable organizer. In no time your students will be able to write and speak to a specific audience. This includes using both formal and informal speech.

Teaching this lesson is super important as it is addressed in a large number of Common Core State Standards. Continue Reading

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Author’s Purpose Three Teaching Activities

Author's Purpose Free Lesson Plan including Foldable Organizers

Author’s Purpose

Common Core Standards

Teaching students to write for a specific purpose is one of my favorite skills to teach. Students enjoy drawing sketches that illustrate different writing purposes. See Activity 1 below. And who doesn’t love eating doughnuts? See Activity 3.

Teaching students to write for a specific purpose is found in the Common Core State Writing Standards: Continue Reading

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Show, Don’t Tell

Said is Dead Poster

Show, Don’t Tell

The Show, Don’t Tell method of writing is when the writer is able to create a picture in the reader’s mind. 

Details

One key element of this method is the use of details.

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