Elaboration is hard for students! “Get Your Elaboration On!” is here to provide the EXPERT help they need to be successful! These Google Slides are prepped and ready to assign to students, covering 4 less common, powerful elaboration techniques students can use to bring more voice and deeper thought into any informational and opinion/argumentative writing. Everything you need is included. You get 43 Google Slides that include carefully chosen, student-relevant examples to scaffold them to be successful in their independent work. You can assign the slides for independent work in class or use a "flipped classroom" model. In total, the instruction and practice will take 4 hours or more (you assign or present the strategies one at a time to break this down). In addition to the LINK to the Google Slides, you get a detailed teacher information file, including an interactive poster depicting the 4 techniques with instructions on how to keep these strategies going strong in your students’ everyday writing long after they've completed the work on the Google Slides. I've included instructions for teachers who are new to Google Drive and/or sharing Google Slides with their students. Additionally, if you are a Microsoft OneDrive user, I've included instructions for uploading the file to create a PowerPoint that can be shared with students. I’ve even included invaluable teacher tips in the teacher instructions pdf that will help you use the Google Slides to best effect with students.
Please see the extensive PREVIEW file to get a taste of what this product has to offer. (Note: The teacher information pdf is not shown in the preview.) Also note: When you purchase and download the product, you will get a LINK to the Google Slides with instructions on how to access and share them.
I focused this work on less common elaboration techniques that truly will make a difference in the depth of your students’ writing. The 4 techniques covered are (again, see the PREVIEW for more info):
1) “Say it a different way”
2) “Say the Opposite”
3) “State the Importance” and
4) “Add an ANECDOTE”
This resource makes it convenient for you to address state or national ELA standards for informational/expository and opinion/argumentative writing while also meeting the needs of 21st Century Learners.
I trust you and your students will not only enjoy interacting with the Google Slides, but will also be highly successful in applying these techniques. We hear so much about how student writing is lacking relevant elaboration, now you have a teaching tool to promote real success! It’s a happy day for writers!
P.S. The Google Slides are also EDITABLE. You can add your own text boxes or graphics (although the slides are pretty full) or your own slides to make additions to the lessons.
If you would like to have this resource in a Power Point version, I have that for you! Click here: Elaboration Power Point Version
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