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IDEAS Writing Trait Lessons and Task Cards

Erica Trobridge
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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22 pages
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  1. Even if you're not familiar with the Six Traits approach to writing, this bundle will help students practice the essentials to becoming a better writer: developing ideas, word choice, sentence fluency and voice. This bundled product includes:-- 20 IDEAS task cards and 5 minilessons-- 2 Differentiate
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Do your students have a hard time beginning the writing process? Do you want them to learn how to generate their own ideas for writing? This fun and engaging IDEAS bundle includes five detailed writing mini-lessons, coordinating graphic organizers and charts, and 20 task cards to help students develop and focus their ideas. Ideal for helping reluctant writers get started or to help cure any case of writer's block! :)

These mini-lessons and task cards align with the Common Core Writing Standards for Grades 3-5, but could also be used in Grade 2 with more support or for advanced writers.

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5 IDEAS MINI-LESSONS and graphic organizers

-A Chain of Memories lesson plan and graphic organizer

-Focusing My Topic lesson plan and graphic organizer

-Develop a Character Trait lesson plan and chart

-How Do I Begin? lesson plan and chart

-What About the Details? lesson plan and chart


-Finding a Topic

-Narrowing Down Our Topic

-Develop an Idea

-What About the Details?


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.


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