When children first start the process of goal setting they need a lot of help and guidance to set SMART goals - Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely goals. These goal sheets will assist you, the teacher, to introduce them to this process.
This is a superb resource for students' writing classes. The sheet lists with numerous examples varies types of different transitional techniques that can be used for both fiction and nonfiction writing. These techniques go beyond the obvious normally taught to young writers and provide strong mentor samples for students to imitate. The resource would be a perfect addition to the writer's notebook. Perfect from 5th-8th grade.
Persuasive Writing- Teaching Thesis Statements with Movie Trailers
In persuasive writing, many students have trouble writing a clear thesis statement on what their essay is truly about. In the lesson Teaching Thesis Statements with Movie Trailers, students get to break down what is actually involved in a thesis statement and what happens when the statement is vague- as teachers we feel that we get misled often!Movie trailers are a good tool to use in teaching thesis statements because it is relatable to almost every student- they have to admit they would…