Tag: writing activity

Comparing Parallel Stories using Number the Stars

Number the Stars The Reading Crew is a group of primary through middle school reading specialists. About three to four times a year, we share materials and ideas through a link up. This time we are sharing mentor texts. Enjoy collecting a lot of great teaching ideas and free printables. Before you leave, be sure to enter the …

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Hot Cocoa Mix Filled Ornaments

  These hot cocoa mix filled ornaments are a great way to teach writing instructional paragraphs this holiday season. Students can write instructions for how to make the ornaments and/or how to make a cup of hot chocolate using the mix from an ornament. Be sure to look down the post for the link with free …

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RAFT Writing Strategy

RAFT Writing Strategy RAFT is a writing strategy to help students focus on four areas of communication. RAFT is an acronym for the following: Role of the Writer Audience Format Topic   A RAFT assignment might look like this:   Role of the Writer Audience Format Topic artist character from a book scientist teacher judge …

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