Need some big league plays to motivate students to practice writing essays? World Series Writing Workouts by Katie Engen offers eight classroom-ready pages of Cracker Jack ideas!
The Teachers Playbook (page 1) summarizes the workouts & offers coaching tips. Students can work out in class or independently with:
++Catch This! - have a game plan & send clear signals
++Pitch Perfect - be precise but not too predictable
++Short Stop/Long Ball - pause to edit & check perspective
++Fair Ball - practice solid mechanics
++Be Coachable - find your strike zone
++Fielder's Choice - use a mnemonic for essay test prep
Bonus Page -Tips to prep for oral reports. Taken from the PPT 'World Series Workouts: Inside Chatter" (sold separately)
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