Finally—a resource to help you teach writing specifically to intermediate students! Bestselling author Lori Jamison Rog presents 40 of her favorite tried-and-true research-based writing minilessons, covering everything from planning strategies to crafting specific genres.
Minilessons are linked to the six traits of effective writing and give you specific learning goals, sample student writing to use as models, graphic organizers to support guided practice, and "Teacher Talk" to help you present the lesson.
This is not a prescriptive writing program; it's a menu of lessons from which you may choose, fully adaptable to meet your students' needs and fit into your curriculum.
This practical resource provides 40 research-based, classroom-tested, and developmentally appropriate minilessons for kindergarten through grade 3—presented in the context of authentic writing experiences. You can use these lessons to teach students how toGenerate and organize ideas before writing, and then turn their prewriting ideas into connected textDevelop writing style by focusing on word choice, voice, and fluencyIncreasingly use conventional spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and grammar to produce more readable workRevise their writing for clarity, style, and effectiveness
Also included are charts to help you decide which lessons suit your students’ needs; language you might use when presenting the lessons to students; notes sections, where you can record and reflect on what works and what doesn’t; and reproducibles.