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Use this Video Mini-lesson to help students understand the power of similes in their writing. http://www.melissa-stewart.com/sciclubhouse/teachhome/writing_info.html

Use this Video Mini-lesson to help students understand the power of similes in their writing. http://www.melissa-stewart.com/sciclubhouse/teachhome/writing_info.html

Use this Video Mini-lesson to teach students about the importance of using strong, vivid verbs in their writing. http://www.melissa-stewart.com/sciclubhouse/teachhome/writing_info.html

Use this Video Mini-lesson to teach students about the importance of using strong, vivid verbs in their writing. http://www.melissa-stewart.com/sciclubhouse/teachhome/writing_info.html

A way to collect ideas for writing  ... make this bigger and glue onto the inside of our writing folders

This teachers writing workshop is AMAZING! Great for all your writing workshop forms, conferences, and mini lesson ideas :) Enjoy!

I like this poster because it keeps partners on track while they are working on reading or even writing together. This can be tweaked for peer editing as well.-CA

When students are in book buddies, here's some ideas for helping them discuss their books. Partners talk about books.

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Similes, Metaphors, Homophones and Synonyms: Children's Books to Teach the Language of Words

Franki Sibberson enhances her teaching of conventions with children's books in Similes, Metaphors, Homophones and Synonyms: Children's Books to Teach the Language of Words:

Nonfiction response ideas

10 Nonfiction Activity Ideas for Kids -- These would be great to put into a menu choice board for nonfiction book reports.

Writing the arc of a story

Essay contest 2016 international builders 1 2016 International Essay Contest for Young People List of Winners No, of participating c No, of entries: Prize Children's category entrant)

Great book to read aloud to class when studying figurative language--puns ...about a boy that is punished and can only speak in puns. The cure can only be found when he is sent out in search of other types of words...Awesome!

Great book to read aloud to class when studying figurative language--puns, palindromes, anagrams.about a boy that is punished and can only speak in puns. The cure can only be found when he is sent out in search of other types of words. I love puns!

Making Inferences in 1st and 2nd grade: books, lessons, and freebies to helps students with this tricky skill!

Making Inferences Lessons and some FREEBIES!

close reading in first grade, making inferences lessons, books for teaching inferences, free inference lessons

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