Writing Mini-Lessons & Activities: Idea Development

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Grade Levels
8th - 10th
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84 Slides, 50 Handouts, 15 Task Cards
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  1. This bundle includes lessons and activities that will allow you to focus on teaching students strategies for writing while also instilling the importance of the revision process. The resources provide you with a step-by-step approach that will get your students engaged as they learn how improve thei
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This package will allow you to focus on teaching students how to develop their ideas while also instilling the importance of the revision process.

In this file you will find:

  • Slideshows that you can use to teach mini-lessons on the multiple strategies writers can use to develop ideas.

  • Activities that will allow your students to practice the strategies for idea development. You will find bell ringers, as well as a choice of individual and interactive group activities.

  • Task cards that you can give your students when you want them to revise their writing. Students can choose the cards that they need, or you can set up learning stations with the title cards provided.

(All of the above are editable)

  • A posters that you can use as a visual reminder for your students.

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Total Pages
84 Slides, 50 Handouts, 15 Task Cards
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Teaching Duration
2 hours
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.


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