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Jan Brett flash cards. Good for word family practice. She's one of my favorite author/illustrators!!!

Jan Brett flash cards. Good for word family practice. She's one of my favorite author/illustrators!!!

Writer's Notebook: Writing Ideas tab - Authority List.  I do a quick-write where they finish the sentence, "I know a lot about..." and they jot down as many things as they possibly can.  I give them different categories, like sports, animals, colors, friends, activities, places they've been, books they've read, favorite authors, things they do at home, things their family does, what they do on the weekends/summer/mornings/etc.  The idea is to get as many things

Writer's Notebook: Writing Ideas tab - Authority List. I do a quick-write where they finish the sentence, "I know a lot about..." and they jot down as many things as they possibly can. I give them different categories, like sports, animals, colors, friends, activities, places they've been, books they've read, favorite authors, things they do at home, things their family does, what they do on the weekends/summer/mornings/etc. The idea is to get as many things

chainsaw-assassin: “ “‘’You are a torch against the night-if you dare to let yourself burn.’’ ” Finished reading A Torch Against the Night last night, and decided to make these :) ” These are straight...

chainsaw-assassin: “ “‘’You are a torch against the night-if you dare to let yourself burn.’’ ” Finished reading A Torch Against the Night last night, and decided to make these :) ” These are straight...

A Christmas Carol Title Page. Charles Dickens (1812-1870). Illustrations by John Leech. First published by Chapman & Hall, 1843. First edition.   Written and published in early Victorian era Britain when it was experiencing a nostalgic interest in its forgotten Christmas traditions and new customs such as the Christmas tree were being introduced.

A Christmas Carol Title Page. Charles Dickens (1812-1870). Illustrations by John Leech. First published by Chapman & Hall, 1843. First edition. Written and published in early Victorian era Britain when it was experiencing a nostalgic interest in its forgotten Christmas traditions and new customs such as the Christmas tree were being introduced.

Use mentor text to encourage writers to try out new techniques. The students notice and name what the author is doing.

Use mentor text to encourage writers to try out new techniques. The students notice and name what the author is doing.

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