Help boost student writing confidence and mastery with Set 2 of daily STAAR writing warm ups. Students revise and edit sample narrative texts while they practice key writing skills.
Each day addresses a different skill.
• sentence structure
• word choice
This resource takes students through six weeks of narrative writing skills where they have the opportunity to practice specific writing standards.
The resource includes:
• 30 student warm up activities
• week 1: strengthen introduction, revise sentence, use precise words & description, revise for organization & sentence structure, punctuation
• week 2: create a thesis, use subordinating conjunctions, description with figurative language, topic of paragraph, correct wordiness & punctuation
• week 3: communicate important reasons/actions, sentence variety with prep phrases, sensory detail, internal coherence, spelling & usage
• week 4: thesis statement, sentence variety, improve verb choice, provide closing sentence, use of commas
• week 5: develop details, use adverbial phrases, incorporate detail, remove unnecessary information, use semicolon
• week 6: develop introductory paragraph, internal coherence, use adjectives, external coherence, past perfect verb tense
• suggested answer key - please note that your student answers will vary. The answer key provides you an idea of how your students might address the task.
This is a zipped file that includes four files:
• teacher guide with chart of skills for each day and week, student response form
• 30 student warm ups
• suggested answer key
• student warm ups alternated with answer key - so you can project the warm up and then a suggested response (I tried to think of everything!!)
You can project or print. Perfect for daily warm up, review, writing centers, or mini lesson. Students can work independently or with a partner.
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This product works well with the first set of daily warm ups! Set 1: STAAR Writing Warm Ups
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