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Expressive Writing

Jennifer Fontenot

iPods: A Key to Improving High-Stake States Scores

In order to become proficient writers your students must first understand the concept of genres!  Genre comes first, whether you’re teaching beginning writers, such as kindergarten students, or more experienced writers like 8th grade students.  Genre can be taught as early as kindergarten and should be expanded upon throughout a student’s entire school career.  Keep in mind that all literature is categorized according to its genre.  For instance, your literacy curriculum more than likely gives your students examples of short stories, poems, letters, research reports and biographies to name only a few.

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Expressive Writing

Jennifer Fontenot

Do your students need improvement at writing attention-grabbing, detailed sentences for every genre?  Try this simple five-step “Focus-in” teaching strategy, and you’ll be amazed at their speedy progress!

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Thinking Theme Charts Improve Synthesis

Debra Smith

This lesson explains how to use Thinking Theme Charts to improve synthesis. 

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