Writing......Oh, my! As a K-5 teacher for decades, teaching writing has always been tricky….or rather frustrating. With students at different writing levels, it is quite overwhelming. Sometimes if they can just write using complete sentences, I am happy! (You know what I mean!) The key that has been missing for me was an easy, yet effective plan for "all" of my students to be able to organize their thoughts and write with purpose! When my son started writing “Five Paragraph Essays” in high school, the light bulb finally came on! Why can’t this precise and organized writing be done in elementary school as well? The answer is…..IT CAN!
I have designed many “rough draft” templates for the four types of writing. These templates are intended to be a road map/foundation to make the “rough draft” process more understandable for students. Each template is aligned with a corresponding Fifth Grade Journeys’ lesson. The week’s writing focus, grammar skill and steps for writing are included on each template. Extra primary/intermediate templates are included as well.
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