Category Archive: conclusions

Concluding Information Writing and Tailoring Instruction

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Recently, Stacey and I were chatting via email about why the teaching of conclusions isn’t presented as a separate minilesson in Bringing History to Life, the information writing unit in the 4th grade Units of… Continue reading

A short list of the texts my students went for to help them revise the endings of their stories today…

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One of our readers, Kelly, asked me to share the list of texts my students went for when looking for mentor texts to help them revise the endings of their short fiction pieces… Continue reading

Endings

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Good thing tomorrow’s minilesson in writing focuses on using touchstone texts to improve the ending of a story. I just finished the ending of my short fiction piece for this unit of study.… Continue reading

Revision Toolbox

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If there’s any book I’ve turned to over and over again that sits on my bookshelf and DOESN’T collect dust, it’s Georgia Heard‘s The Revision Toolbox: Teaching Techniques That Work, which was published… Continue reading