Elaboration is hard for students! “Get Your Elaboration On!” is here to provide the help they need to be successful! This interactive power point covers 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 33 power point slides that include carefully chosen, student-relevant examples structured for modeling and guided practice, moving to independent use of each strategy. You begin with an explanation of each strategy, a teacher model (or two), guided practice for students (“You Try”), independent practice, self-assessment, and review. This all adds up to about 4 hours of expert instruction and guided practice. I’ve even included invaluable teacher tips in the zip file that will help you make the most of the power point. This teacher information file includes an interactive poster depicting the 4 techniques with instructions on how to keep these strategies going strong in your students’ everyday writing long after you’ve used the power point. This is key to success!
Please see the extensive PREVIEW file to get a taste of what this power point has to offer. (Note: The teacher information pdf is not shown in the preview.)
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.
I trust you and your students will not only enjoy interacting with the power point, but will 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 power point is 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.
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