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Kids hate memorizing information but they love exploring. This is the absolute best way to motivate students to improve their writing. The results are amazing.
My third graders learned how to use quotes within a quote, indention for dialogue, a colon, and hyphenation just to name a few of their very sophisticated discoveries.
Encourage students to "change their perspective." Once they begin "reading like writers" it completely changes their thinking. You will see writing improve as students begin to read and write with more curiosity and critical thinking.
Best of all, this activity requires almost no preparation.
This item includes:
A Classroom Poster
A Perspective/Point Of View Anchor Chart
A Writer's Reference Chart
Reading Like A Writer Student Worksheets (five)
Bulletin Board Lettering and sign "This is What Stuck!"
This item easily allows for differentiation. It can be used over and over again, throughout the school year, with a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts.
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