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Super Sentences PACK
Use these cute scaffolds to help students develop the skills necessary to write complex sentences and answer the who, what , where, why, and how.
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Go Away, Big Green Monster!  Story Frame
Use this story frame to have students author their own Monster books using adjectives, adjectives, and more adjectives! The 12 page file includes a graphic organizer, a one-page word bank of adjectives grouped into categories such as words that describe color, words that describe texture, and words
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October Super Sentences
One way to get students to use more complex sentences when writing and make sure they grasp the concept of who, what, when, where, why, or how is to teach them to write SUPER SENTENCES. Begin by developing super sentences as a whole group. Once students have had several opportunities to practice w
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December Super Sentence Pack
34 "Super Sentence" frames for the month of December... The pack includes Christmas, Hanakkah and Winter Activities. Use these templates to scaffold student writing. Templates are designed from simple: Who? Did What? to complex: When? Who? Did What? How? and Why? to allow for differentiation or to
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Perfect Paragraphs for the Primary Grades: February
This PERFECT PARAGRAPH pack is fashioned after my SUPER SENTENCES. Instead of Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How... these templates have students either creating a Topic sentence, 3 Detail sentences, and a Closing or... an Introduction sentence followed by sentences beginning with First, Next, The
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Teeny Tiny: An Adapatation of the Old English Ghost Tale
This template was created to assist students in creating their own version of the original Ghost Tale entitled "The Teeny Tiny Woman". This 30 page pdf file includes a graphic organizer, 2 completed student samples, the template for students to fill in, an "About the Author page" and Story Title pa
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Back to School Poetry Activity for A Remarkable Adventure by Jack Prelutsky
Poetry Activity for Back to School! Goes with A Remarkable Adventure by Jack Prelutsky. At the beginning of the year, read a poem about excuses for not doing homework! A fun back to school poem to read with your students. Fun to do the first week of school. Includes a poetry activity sheet (useful f
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August Super Sentences
One way to get students to use more complex sentences when writing and make sure they grasp the concept of who, what, when, where, why, or how is to teach them to write SUPER SENTENCES. Begin by developing super sentences as a whole group. Once students have had several opportunities to practice w
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Help students develop a more powerful essay with a creative and meaningful hook that grabs the reader's attention. This packet provides my explanations along with two pages of notes to handout to students in which they are guided through my examples of 3 powerful types of creative hooks. I demonstra
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Show, Don't Tell {Lesson, Notes, Practice Sheet}
Show, Don't Tell: Lesson, Notes, and Practice Teaching Students How to "Show" Details in their Writing This writing bundle includes a PowerPoint lesson, scaffolded notes, and a "Show Don't Tell" practice sheet. The lesson guides students through the use of vivid words, five sens
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Graphic Organizers for any grade level
Graphic Organizers. They are the key part of documenting, note-taking, and organizing information. This is a 23 page document of several common graphic organizers and many personally used samples. Here is a list of the graphic organizers you will see in the document. 1. Sequence of Events 2. Note T
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Perfect Paragraphs for May
This pack includes templates for creating PERFECT PARAGRAPHS using a Topic Sentence, 3 Detail Sentences, and a Closing or... an Introduction followed by sentences begining with First, Next, Then and closing with Finally. When students have finished completing the template they will have a 5 senten
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Narrative Writing Interactive Notebook
Narrative Writing Interactive Notebook: Sentences, Plot, Show Don't Tell, Figurative Language, Setting, Characters, Leads, Edit and Revise This interactive notebook includes: ~22 pages of student notes ~Unit plan suggestions ~Pictures of finished pages ~A few of the pages inclu
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The Twelve Days of...A Story Frame for Elementary Students
Use this story frame to have students create their own version of the traditional Twelve Days of Christmas. A little difficult for your students? Then why not use it as a whole group activity or assign one page per child to create a class book. Students simply fill in the blanks to create their own
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Buddy Biography Interview Form
This interview form is created for students to interview a classroom buddy. It has a variety of questions, and even give students the opportunity to write their own questions that they may want to ask. The interview form could then be used to help with writing biographies or to give the class a
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Revising Station Seminars: Bundle
Revising is a tricky task for students to do in their writing. Incorporating revising in the form of student seminars has turned this often hated task for students into an inquiry based focus that helps students see areas of improvement for their writing and gives them what they need to do it in the
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STAAR Writing Scaffolded Personal Narrative Prompt #1 (4th Grade)
The Powerpoint lesson offers a STAAR-style prompt and then guides students as they gain a better understanding of how how the prompt's different components should be read and understood. The connection between each component of the Look-Think-Write model is explained. The lesson concludes by allo
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Student Poetry Reference Books
Handy reference books for students to help create and then use when writing their own poetry. Included in this set is 2 versions in hopes that one will fit your needs. Both are nearly (but not exactly) identical, but one is a whole page version and one is a half page version. Both versions include:
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Mood PowerPoint Lecture Presentation
This PowerPoint serves an an introduction to the literary concepts of mood or tone. It defines mood in very concrete, clear terms, and gives several examples of mood, first in art, then in writing. The lecture is very interactive. Beyond writing notes, students are also asked to sort words that des
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Write a Great Narrative- A Complete Step by Step Student Guide and Organizer
Do your students need some extra support to get through the difficult writing process? My students sure did! I created this student friendly guide to provide a scaffold as you lead your students through the process of writing a narrative, from brainstorming a topic through publishing. This guide
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"I am From" Poem Packet: Back-to-School!
The "I am From" poem (or autobiographical/introduction poem) is not an entirely new concept, but this file contains the step-by-step process that scaffolds the writing process for even the most "resistant" poets in your class. The packet contains a two-sided pre-writing worksheet, a rough draft tem
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Characteristics of Epics and Epic Heroes powerpoint notes lesson
This powerpoint presentation gives detailed explanation and examples of the characteristics of epic poetry and the epic hero, displaying still shots taken from a multitude of popular movies and television series'. Students will be able to record organized notes on epics and epic heroes, while seein
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Graphic Organizer- Narratives (Intermediate Grades)
This is the graphic organizer format we use to plan for narrative writing in my 5th grade classroom. We begin by plotting the events of several picture books and one chapter book on "roller coaster" wall charts. Then, I model how to plan a personal narrative using this graphic organizer. Finally, th
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Transition Flipbook
The transition flipbook is a great resource for students early in the year when writing. When creating the flipbook, students move, share, and write. This PowerPoint walks students through the different categories of transition words, provides a word bank for each, and gives guided practice. The wh
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Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street - Reading Comprehension Quiz and Worksheets
This preparation by Creative Works is based on the story ( Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street by Roni Schooter) Included with this preparation are - 1. Reading Comprehension Questions - Blanks 2. Reading Comprehension Questions - Answer Key 3. Cause and Effect diagram - Blanks 4. Cause and Effect
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Apples Descriptive Word Web (Five Senses)
I am new to the community and offering this item for free, so if you download please rate and follow! Describe apples using the five senses! Fill in adjectives for the properties of apples with this graphic organizer web. This can be a whole class activity for younger grades, or done individually
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Differentiated Story Frames and Ideas Writing Wheel
Differentiated Story Frames and Ideas Writing Wheel Help your students to get ready to write a variety of stories. These are designed to support differentiated instruction for story writing in your classroom. Simple highly scaffolded writing frames and writing frames with some su
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Elements of Poetry Powerpoint Presentation
This powerpoint presentation is designed to introduce some of the elements of poetry and give students examples of them. You may use this to introduce a lesson on poetry or use it as a review after reading a poem. You can swap out the examples I give and put in examples from the poem you are current
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Bilingual Spanish/English Figurative Language Note-Catcher
Mister Grant's Literacy Toolkits! - Bilingual Spanish/English Figurative Language Note-Catcher This is a relatively simple bilingual figurative language note-catcher. It includes definitions (in Spanish and English) for Simile, Metaphor, Allusion, Symbolism, Hyperbole, Onomatopoeia, and Personifica
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OREO: Opinion Writing Outline (Updated with Second Page)
The OREO format for Opinion Writing is wisely used in our classrooms. This Opinion Writing Outline, using OREO, allows for the students to plan their writing piece accordingly and purposefully. I used color combinations that will scaffold the lesson nicely for ELL and Special Education students. I h
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Writing Strategies That Work!
Are you tired of pulling your hair out trying to teach your children how to write a narrative story? Well, here is a study guide that is sure to ease your troubles! This unique writing "study guide" helps students to see a "recipe" for writing a narrative. These concrete ideas help teachers communic
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English: 5 Paragraph Essay Scaffold
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Create Your Own Gladiator
I created this assignment to get my students excited about our unit on Rome. This assignment has students create their own “gladiator” and write a story about their gladiator. I have included a modified version for those students needing more help, where I provide a fill in the blank story templat
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Editing and Revising - Think ARMS and CUPS!
You know that blank look you get when you tell a student to revise their work? This INB insert has been really helpful in directing students to self-edit and revise. EDITING VS. REVISING *This Interactive Notebook reference page details the differences between each activity in student-friendly lan
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5 Paragraph Essay Graphic Organizer Outline With Directions and Supports
This is a 5 paragraph essay graphic organizer that walks the students through the brainstorming process with helpful hints as they go. The body paragraphs have spots to fill in to ensure all supporting details are used. This organizer helps students to be more independent in the writing process. Thi
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Author's Point of View Cheat Sheet! {Freebie!} (First, Second, Third Person)
Free for all your needs in helping students remember the multiple methods that writers may use to narrate their stories. This author point of view cheat sheet is also super handy for writing units and helping students pick as well as stick to their narrative style. Each point of view is simply defi
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Top Secret Writing Document: Paragraph writing skills
This is a fun way of showing students the basic elements of a paragraph. It uses several graphic organizers to help students structure a paragraph. This document is "Top Secret" and is broken up into different "Missions" that the students have to work through. Each mission builds a certain skill in
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Charlotte's Web--Character Analysis & Reading Response Culminating Activity
Enjoy guiding students through reading and responding in this classic fantasy story by E.B. White. Students will pay close attention to each character, analyzing behaviors, actions and personalities of each one. This packet contains all that is needed for note taking, planning, and publishing a
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Introduction to graphic organizers for Writing: 1st and 2nd Grade
For the student that can tell you all about the topic but needs a little jumpstart on how to write about the topic. Each worksheet provides a topic and sentence starters. This lesson is designed for students to write supporting details and then to use the sheet later on to write a detailed paragraph
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The Sandpiper, Bats + other poems - Poetry Analysis + Activities
This preparation by Creative Works has activities and poetry analysis of 4 poems found in the 4th grade Reading Wonders Book ( Unit 2 Week 5). The poems are - 1. The Sandpiper 2. Bats 3. The Grasshopper Springs 4. Fireflies At Dusk Your students will find the activities helpful to understand the
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The Elements of Storytelling: Handouts and Activities
The Elements of Storytelling: Handouts and Activities is designed to define and explore the five primary elements of storytelling – Plot, Character, Setting, Theme, and Point of View. Included in The Elements of Storytelling are fill-in note handouts, activity handouts, and a teac
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Narrative Writing-Transitions
In this file, you'll find CLOZE notes on narrative transitions and a flip chart that your students can make and use to guide them through the story writing. I hope you'll be able to find this useful. :)
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Career Research
Graphic organizer or outline for students to research about a career they're interested in. I used it around Labor Day, but you could really use it anytime. Could be used in Higher Grades for struggling learners.
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Creating Suspense in Writing
Teaching students how to create suspense in writing is a fun, 2-day lesson that is perfect for a narrative unit (especially if it falls around Halloween!) This document includes: 1. Notes on how to use 2 different writing that create suspense. Writing Tool #1 is based off of the EXCELLENT video by
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Turkey Story
Students personify the Thanksgiving Turkey in this creative narrative as he attempts to out wit the farmer. Take your students on a journey though plot and writing lessons, as they bring this classic character to life.
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Writer's Workshop Conference Sheet
Elementary Writer's Workshop conference sheet! Primary grades, writer's workshop, conferencing, writing process, graphic organizer, edit, revise *I do not own any of the clip art, fonts, or borders used in this download. All sources are accredited on the last page.* Thanks! Nicole's Shoppe
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Narrative Writing Hook Graphic Organizer
Help your writers create a "Hook" by using this graphic organizer students are able to create a hook for their narrative piece easily and effectively. Can be put in an interactive notebook or copied for each to begin their writing.
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Types of Introductions and Conclusions for Writers' Notebooks
I made this activity to go in my students' writing notebooks. There is a sheet for the 6 different types of leads or hooks along with a sheet for the 6 different types of tie-ups or closings. Each type has a space for the meaning and a space for an example. I have included two different formats o
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First Week Activity - Fifth Grade Predictions
During the first week of school, students complete this class activity in which they predict what fifth grade will be like and create a page for a class book. Teachers gain information about students emotions and fears along with a baseline writing sample. Included in this packet: * teacher instruc
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Information Report Writing
This is a great way to introduce the various parts of an information report to the lower grades. It allows for differentiation as children can write one or more sentences in each box or even just a word or two. It can also be used as a scaffold to help students organise research information before
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Topic Sentence Chart
This chart has 4 types of topic sentences and a sentence starter for each.
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Poetry Guided Notes - Structure, Types, Literary Devices
Created by Eric Triche. This is a great way to introduce poetry. It allows you to introduce the major concepts in poetry with a format that requires student attention (filling in the blanks for completion). The file also includes the teacher key. These notes introduce the following concepts: rhy
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Writing Mini-Lesson Topics
This list, divided into sections for the Six Traits, is a perfect little form to tuck into your planbook for when you know you need to improve a trait, but are not sure how to go about it. It's also useful to give to students to help them revise independently. I have used many of the ideas I have
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