These reproducibles will be helpful for the student who needs explicit notes and writing samples as well as students ready to write independently. Extensive notes on each developmental writing technique, as well as writing samples, activities, prompts to choose from, and a writing rubric.
A technology component can be added by requiring students to type all of their writing and create a writing portfolio for the course. Researching can also be incorporated for several of the writing prompts.
These activities are scaffolded and differentiated: teacher decides on groupings for activities and analyzing texts, and teacher decides the extent to which notes are explored. These reproducibles and graphic organizers can be used as a foundation for any type of fiction or nonfiction writing. Duration depends on teacher objectives, generally two class sessions per each of the nine techniques, but could also last a semester if research and technology are included.
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