Develop students' writing independence across Common Core genres using 'The Running Topics List!' This simple to apply strategy teaches students the habits of mind for generating their own topic ideas in opinion/argumentation, informative/explanatory, narrative and other genres! You'll be amazed how a simple routine can teach your children so much while motivating them to write more! I've used this technique for years across grade levels with great success!
This Writing Tip is part of my brand-new "Best Kept Secret Series." It includes a rationale for the teaching strategy, step-by-step instructions, a cute motivational poster with an important related writing quote, a "Running Topics List" label for your white board and a "Topics _________ Might Write About" page for your students.
By using the Running Topics List, you'll encourage students to write in Common Core Writing Standards 1, 2 and 3. They'll see these genres are important for more than just "assigned school writing."
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