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FSA Writing Task Cards:  Introductions and Conclusions (Elaboration, too!)
This is another product that helps students with additional practice on introductions and conclusions. However, these task cards can be utilized in other ways, such as, elaborating on the pieces of evidence and explaining how they relate to the claim, practice with writing in certain areas of inform
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Elaboration {Writing Task Cards}
Give your students specific strategies for how to elaborate in their writing. These 20 task cards include many techniques to help develop ELABORATION in their narrative writing, including: -use of sensory language -how to introduce a character -showing character response with dialogue -stretching ou
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Writing in Detail: Sentence Elaboration Using Nursery Rhymes
Using Nursery Rhymes to add detail to writing pieces. This packet is intended to help your students create cohesive fictional narrative paragraphs that tell a story from beginning to middle to end. Using common nursery rhymes as the basis, the students will practice writing a proper fictional nar
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Empowering Writers Adding Elaborative Details Graphic Organizer
Get your writer's to stretch out their character's stories by using this awesome graphic organizer! Use sensory details and feelings to elaborate and create better narrative writing! Aligned with Common Core and based on Empowering Writers Grade 5
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ELABORATE IT! A Writing Game!
Do your students struggle with elaboration in their writing? Do they not know how to add more details, explain their evidence, or expand a thought? This product is for you! This product is a fun and engaging game for students of all levels! Students will practice elaborating random facts that are
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Word Choice: Elaboration and Adjectives
Word Choice Writing Practice, Elaboration and Adjectives - Use this worksheet to get students thinking about their word choice. They will change and add words in a story that has already been started. Then they will creatively finish the story themselves continuing to make good choices of words. The
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Sentence Starters for Citing Textual Evidence and Elaborating
Sentence Starters for Citing Textual Evidence and ElaborationI use this handout with my students when introducing Informative/Explanatory Writing. It can go in their binders or in their Interactive Writing Journals. It is also useful when teaching students how to cite evidence from the text for stan
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Elaboration Strategies: Poster Set & Student Bookmark
Ever looked at your student written responses and thought that they need to work more on developing and stretching out their responses?! This was me, for the past few weeks! I've noticed if I asked students to go back and add detail, they would either add repetitive details, or insignificant informa
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Elaboration: Bare Bones Story Writing Activity
Story Writing Activity. Expand the story. Elaboration in writing. This descriptive writing activity will get students adding detail and elaborating more to make a visual picture in the reader's mind. An example of a simple story or bare bones story is given, and then it is shown with elaboration. De
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Supporting Details, Using Elaboration & Evidence - FSA Reading & Writing
Whether we are writing a reading response, or writing to a writing task after reading paired texts, it's all about supporting our responses with evidence and citing where we found our evidence. The first handout in this file explains to students what supporting ideas are, and what they are not.
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Elaboration Mini-Lesson & Graphic Organizer (FREE)
Elaboration Mini-Lesson - Use these slides in an elaboration mini-lesson to show students the difference between a story that lists events and a really good story that goes into details and has elaboration. I’ve found that sometimes students need an example of what it looks like to fix something tha
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Teaching Elaboration, ACE Writing Strategy, Worksheets
Elaboration is a very difficult skill for young writers, and usually when I ask my own students to elaborate, they thinking writing one sentence is sufficient. I have to spend a few lessons on teaching my students the proper way to elaborate and extend their writing. With this, I came up with a st

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Paragraph Writing Elaboration Practice
Do your students struggle with elaboration when writing? Mine certainly did, so I designed this practice activity that targets the skill of elaboration. In order to focus on elaboration only, students are given the topic and key (main) ideas on topics that most have background knowledge on. In my
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Details and Elaboration in Informational Writing
Need a strategy to help your students dig deeper on details in their writing? Teaching kids how to take their writing to the next level with an elaboration technique called "nitty-gritty details" has helped my students enormously. This resource includes the following: ~ A printable explanation of
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Claim, Evidence, and Elaboration (Anchor Charts)
Common core requires students to be able to support claims with textual evidence and add their own analysis to the evidence. These three anchor charts will help your students remember how to write a claim, add textual evidence, and support the evidence with meaningful elaboration. You don't call it
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Too Little, Too Much, Just Right Elaboration
Are your students struggling with adding the appropriate amount of details to their writing? They typically begin with not enough detail and then once you teach about elaboration they include way too much! These lessons can help your students see/hear how silly too much elaboration can be and how la
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Evidence & Elaboration Anchor Chart & Sort Activity- R.A.C.E.
I created this resource to help students with learning the difference between evidence and elaboration. This will help them to include both when discussing or writing in response to text. There is also an evidence and elaboration sentence starter sort: for the sort have students cut and sort out t
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FSA Writing Elaboration Task Cards
Task cards that will help your students to practice elaborate on evidence! 20 task cards based on "Good Pet, Bad Pet." Use as a scoot, in a center or for extra practice.
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Elaborate Lesson Plan for Author's Purpose
This is a very thorough lesson plan for teaching Author's Purpose. It includes objectives, procedures, standards, assessments, extended activities and an accompanying teacher's text with explanatory materials. Please be kind and rate this lesson on TeachersPayTeachers.com!!
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Show Don't Tell: Elaboration Digital Interactive Notebook/Google Slides
Need your students to elaborate and add more detail? How many times have you said "show, don't tell"! These digital interactive Google Slides are meant to be used as practice with this skill. Here is what the slides focus on:Describing emotions with given emotion clipartUsing five (5) senses to elab

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Elaboration
Elaboration writing activity! Students will discuss elaboration techniques together in a group by creating questions using the reporters formula (who, what, when, where, why, how). Then they will individually answer the questions while writing a creative story, fully elaborating on a sparse story gi
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Revision of Writing: Sentence Revision, Word Choice, and Elaboration
Revision is a big part of any writing process piece. In this Smartboard presentation, students will see what types of revisions can be made to make writing more interesting to read. Good writing uses specific, detailed language that draws a picture for the reader. Notes, models, and examples for s
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Sentence Elaboration
This packet includes multiple worksheets with different simple sentences for student to work on elaborating. Teachers can use the blank worksheet to add their own sentences or to add sentences students write themselves that might need elaboration.
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Elaborative Techniques Cheat Sheet for the Composition Notebook
The CCSS asks kids to use a multitude of elaborative techniques in argumentative and informational writing. This cheat sheet will help guide students, making elaboration of evidence much easier. The document is formatted to fit into a composition notebook, but could be given as a handout as well.
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