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WOW vs. BLAH Sentences - Writing Detailed Sentences

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Have you been itchin' to build better writers in your class this year? The WOW vs. BLAH Sentence Packet starts with the basics of good writing - drafting quality detailed sentences. What makes this approach different you say?? Well, WOW vs. BLAH presents this material in an "out of the box" way that "hooks" kids from the get go. By showing the kids the differences between WOW and BLAH sentences in a silly way, kids tend to grasp and apply the concept more successfully. This material is perfect for 1st and 2nd grades and could work well in many 3rd grade classrooms as well.

Packet Includes:
-WOW vs. BLAH Overview
-WOW vs. BLAH Movements
-WOW vs. BLAH Signs
-Creating Detailed Sentences (5 versions)
-Sentence Sort Center Activity
-Hunting Down WOW Words (3 versions)
-WOW vs. BLAH Student-Created Bulletin Board + Writing Templates (24 versions + blank) . . . this is one of my favorite activities all year long!

**Note: All templates include dotted line and regular lined versions to better meet your specific classroom and grade level needs.

**If you like this type of "out of the box" learning . . . be sure to check out my Punctuation Has Personality Packet!

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On  March 29, 2014,  Buyer asked:
Love the idea behind this resource! Just a possible suggestion? Making sections of this packet editable so teachers can make it better fit the needs of their students... OR... possibly adding realistic sentences vs. silly sentences. I want to teach my students to write WOW sentences (detailed sentences/stories) but I don't want to confuse them into thinking that only sentences with cRaZy topics are well-written. I'd love to see some new options for this pack if you ever have time to add it. :)
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On  March 29, 2014Kelley Dolling - Teacher Idea Factory answered:
That's a great idea. I will probably go back later this spring or during the summer and make a Volume II. I always tend to run with "crazy," but this is a whole new element. I dig it. Thank you!!
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On  January 17, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Hi Kelley,
I just purchased and downloaded your Wow vs. Blah Sentence Unit - I love it, but I was wondering if you could send it to me in a version that I could edit. I would like to make it name specific to my students and teachers here at my school?
My email is lmcatee@wyckoffschools.org.
Thank you for considering my request!
Linda McAtee
Grade 1 Teacher
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On  January 20, 2013Kelley Dolling - Teacher Idea Factory answered:
Sorry it has taken me a bit to get back to you!! Email me. Let's see what I might be able to do for you! kelleydolling@gmail.com
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I bought this product but pages 35-63 will not print. Any idea why?
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On  November 7, 2012Kelley Dolling - Teacher Idea Factory answered:
I am so sorry it's not working for you :( Everyone who has purchased this product from me thus far hasn't had a problem so it might be your computer or server that doesn't like it. But, we can work around this. I can email a copy of the unit to you and you can try it this way. If that doesn't work, I can send those pages in individual files. Email me and I will take care of you! kelleydolling@gmail.com
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WOW vs. BLAH Sentences - Writing Detailed Sentences
WOW vs. BLAH Sentences - Writing Detailed Sentences
WOW vs. BLAH Sentences - Writing Detailed Sentences
WOW vs. BLAH Sentences - Writing Detailed Sentences