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Learn to Write a Short Story lessons for beginning writers

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Teach your beginning writers to write a simple, short story with my Learn to Write a Short Story lessons!

The file includes:
1. Building Background Lesson (includes Short Story anchor poster and Beginning, Middle and Ending Events mini posters)
2. Modeling Lessons (includes sample story, title choices, and story starters to use for guided/shared writing)
3. Independent Writing Lesson
4. 5 Story Starter Printables
5. Rubric for Evaluation (with evaluation notes from me)
6. Directions for Pair and Share editing (...because who has time to meet with 20+ students during a 30 minute writing lesson?)
7. Check Your Work Poster
(1st version uses the word period, 2nd version uses the words full stop)

Have fun with your little authors!
Lisa Rombach

This lesson is also sold as a part of a bundle found here.
Write My Way lessons for beginning writers March April Bundle

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A SmartBoard lesson is also available to accompany the Short Story lesson (.notebook file).
Learn to Write a Short Story SmartBoard Lesson

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Learn to Write a Short Story lessons for beginning writers
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Learn to Write a Short Story lessons for beginning writers
Learn to Write a Short Story lessons for beginning writers