How can we motivate students to write during this time of the year?
Have them write a typical 5 (or more) paragraph essay, incorporating 16 different sentence structures about their FAVORITE MOVIE or BOOK. During the winter months, they can write about THE GRINCH, HOME ALONE, ELF, A CHRISTMAS STORY, ETC. You will have them engaged all the way up until break as they write and highlight (or number) their sentences. Some years I have had students present their essays, other years we have been so busy writing that we have only had time to highlight the sentence types and peer edit, while listening to Holiday music. This two paged rubric has it all organized for you. It goes well with the powerpoints on sentence structure with VIDEO CLIPS located in my store, Dreamy Designs by Debbie Dennis. Check them out! Enjoy!
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