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Jennifer Serravallo's The Writing Strategies Book has been a lifesaver - it's chalk-full of amazing strategies designed to boost students' writing!
I LOVE the charts that are outlined in the book, but don't always have time to draw them out by hand. As such, I created of the charts from Writing Strategy Goal #4: Focus/Meaning. Each chart comes in full color along with the corresponding strategy # listed in the upper right-hand corner.
NOTE: You will need the The Writing Strategies Book in order to have background on how to use each strategy chart with students.
These charts can be used in a variety of ways:
What You Get With This Resource:
This resource contains 23 charts to support the following strategies from Goal #4: Focus/Meaning:
4.1 - Make Your Pictures and Your Words Agree
4.3 - Find the Heart
4.4 - Write a Title
4.5 - Write About a Pebble
4.6 - Zoom In on a Moment of Importance
4.8 - Find Your Passion to Focus
4.9 - Imagine Your Audience and Consider Your Purpose
4.10 - Write a Poem to Try On a Focus
4.11 - Cut It to the Bone
4.12 - Underline One Line (That Says the Most)
4.13 - Their Topic, Your Idea
4.14 - Use a Search Engine to Find Connections
4.15 - Focus on an Image
4.16 - Find a Theme in Your Collection
4.17 - Craft an “Elevator Speech”
4.18 - Craft a Thesis
4.19 - The “So What?” Rule
4.20 - Write “Off the Page”
4.21 - Focus on an Issue
4.22 - What Problem Are You Solving?
4.23 - Experimental Draft to Find Focus
4.24 - Let Available Sources Steer Your Focus
4.25 - Shape Your Focus with Active Verbs
NOTE PT. 2: The Writing Strategies Book is a trademark and/or registered trademark of Jennifer Serravallo/Heinemann Publishers. This file is an independent product and is not affiliated with, nor has it been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Jennifer Serravallo/Heinemann Publishers.
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Yours in Literacy,