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Writing Process
Editor's Checklist Template
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An editor's checklist template for gluing rules as students become responsible for them in their writing.  (Great for differentiating writing!)
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4th Grade Editing Rules
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11 reproducible editing rule pages for 4th graders to use with Editor's Checklist Template (above).
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5th Grade Editing Rules
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11 reproducible editing rule pages for 5th graders to use with Editor's Checklist Template (above).
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Creating Information Pieces

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Nonfiction Writing Unit
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An entire unit centered around nonfiction writing.  (Includes 10 resources below) 
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Choosing a Topic
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This activity guides students in selecting a good topic. 
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Evaluating Sources
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Students learn to evaluate sources when collecting information.  They practice evaluating several websites in this activity. 
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Fact Fragments
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Students learn to record information using fact fragments and then use these fragments to write their own paragraphs. 
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Animal Research Organizer
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A 3-page chart to help students organize facts during animal research. (Teacher notes included)
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Biography Research Organizer
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A 3-page chart to help students organize facts during biographical research. (Teacher notes included) 
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Outstanding Openings
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Students learn to use outstanding openings to catch a reader's attention. 
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Nonfiction Picture Book Templates
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Three different nonfiction page layouts for students to use when publishing their writing. (Teacher notes included) 
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Writing a Glossary
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Students create a glossary for their published nonfiction book. (Includes planning page and  final template) 
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Writing a Bibliography
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Students create a bibliography to cite their sources.  (Includes two formats) 
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Plagiarism Poster
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An 8 1/2"x11" sign to post in the classroom about plagiarism. (Includes grayscale and color versions)
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Informational Writing Unit
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An entire unit based on Common Core Standards centered around informational writing. (Includes 10 resources below) 
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Informational Text Features Blog
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Students create a blog entry using nonfiction text features. (Includes planning page and final template)
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Informational Text Features Blog Checkbric
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A checkbric for scoring the Informational Text Features Blog (above).
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Be a Book Reviewer
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Students write a book review persuading their classmates to read or not read their book. (Includes planning page)
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Be a Book Reviewer Checkbric
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A checkbric for scoring the Be a Book Reviewer activity (above).
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Historic Herald - Cause and Effect Newspaper
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Students research a historical event and create a newspaper article using cause and effect, an effective introduction, and specific words to link information. (Includes research organizer and final template)
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Historic Herald - Cause and Effect Newspaper Checkbric
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A checkbric for scoring the Historic Herald - Cause and Effect Newspaper (above).
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My Hero Brochure
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Students create an educational brochure about a person they respect making a case for why this person is important to themselves and the world. (Includes final template)
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My Hero Brochure Checkbric
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A checkbric for scoring the My Hero Brochure (above).
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Research Poster
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Students research an approved topic of their choice and create a poster using their gathered information. (Includes planning pages and final templates)
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Research Poster Checkbric
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A checkbric for scoring the Research Poster (above).
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Global Citizenship Award
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Students research a person they feel should be nominated for a Global Citizenship Award and write a nomination essay supporting their candidate. (Includes planning pages)
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Expository

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Five-Paragraph Essay Unit
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An entire unit centered around writing a five-paragraph essay. (Includes 10 resources below)
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Five-Paragraph Essay Sign
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A sign to post in the classroom as a reminder of the components of a five-paragraph essay.
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Finding a Topic
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A 2-page graphic organizer to help students select a topic for a five-paragraph essay.
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Central Idea Organizer
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Students use this organizer to plan their thoughts during the prewriting stage.
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Topic Sentence Organizer
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Students use this organizer to plan their topic sentences for each paragraph.
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Transition Words
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Students learn to use a variety of transition words to link their paragraphs in this activity. 
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Five-Paragraph Outline
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A 2-page outline for students to draft the first copy of their five-paragraph essay. 
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Prompt Practice Cards
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A set of 16 prompt cards for students to use for practicing five-paragraph essays. Suggestions for use included.
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 What Not To Write PowerPoint
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A PowerPoint explaining the top 10 ways for students to give their writing a makeover!
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What Not To Write Checklist
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A checklist for students to use when revising their writing during the makeover process.
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What Not To Write Labels
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A set of "before" and "after" labels for students to display with their writing to showcase the results of the makeover. (Includes teacher directions) 
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Descriptive Language

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Figurative Language Unit
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An entire unit centered around figurative language.  (Includes 10 resources below) 
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Alliteration Alphabet Mini-Book
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Students brainstorm and practice writing alliteration for each letter of the alphabet. 
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Alliteration Alphabet Mini-Book Checkbric
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A checkbric for scoring the Alliteration Alphabet Mini-Book (above).
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Figurative Language Bookmarks
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Bookmarks that define and provide examples of seven types of figurative language. 
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Hyper Hyperboles
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Students learn about hyperboles and practice exaggerations of their own.
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Metaphors and Similes
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Students distinguish between metaphors and similes and then practice writing their own. 
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Seasonal Imagery
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Students use sensory boxes as a guide in creating imagery for their favorite seasons. 
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Personification Poetry
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Students write a poem about an object or animal using personification.  (Includes prewriting and publishing page)
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Figurative Language Study Cards
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A set of 10 figurative language study cards. Suggestions for use included.
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Figurative Language Comic Strip
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Students plan and create a comic strip using figurative language. (Includes planning chart and comic strip template)
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Figurative Language Comic Strip Checkbric
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A checkbric for scoring the Figurative Language Comic Strip (above). 
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Descriptive Writing Unit
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An entire unit centered around descriptive writing.  (Includes 11 resources below) 
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Where I Am From Writing Project
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A descriptive writing project inspired by Momma, Where Are You From? (4 pages)
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Where I Am From Prewriting
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Students use their senses to brainstorm descriptions, then use these to write examples of figurative language. (2 pages)
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Where I Am From Checkbric
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A checkbric for scoring the "Where I Am From Writing Project" (above).
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Common vs. Proper Nouns
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Students replace common nouns with proper nouns to help their writing come alive.
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Specific is Superb
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Students find descriptive nouns to make writing more interesting in this activity!  (2 pages)
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Descriptive Verbs
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Students find descriptive verbs to make dull writing more exciting in this activity! (2 pages)
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Verb Thesaurus
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Students use this thesaurus to record descriptive verbs for twelve boring verbs. (2 pages)
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Hidden in a Hundred Game
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Students will "hide" a descriptive word in a paragraph of 100 words or less in this descriptive writing game.
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 Wordagories PowerPoint
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In this game, students will work in teams to find descriptive language that is unique. (14 slides)
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Showing vs. Telling
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Students infer what authors are showing in various passages.  Then students practice showing an emotion in a short writing piece.
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Winning with Precise Words PowerPoint
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Students practice identifying and using precise language to make writing more interesting with this interactive slideshow.
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Word Choice Unit
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An entire unit centered around word choice. (Includes 10 files below)

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Desktop Thesaurus 
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A thesaurus of commonly overused words for students to keep as a reference on their desks. Space is also included for students to write their own thesaurus entries.
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Angry Sign
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A sign to display with word choice suggestions for the overused word "angry".
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Confused Sign
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A sign to display with word choice suggestions for the overused word "confused".
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Happy Sign
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A sign to display with word choice suggestions for the overused word "happy".
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Hungry Sign
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A sign to display with word choice suggestions for the overused word "hungry".
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Sad Sign
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A sign to display with word choice suggestions for the overused word "sad".
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Said Sign
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A sign to display with word choice suggestions for the overused word "said".
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Sick Sign
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A sign to display with word choice suggestions for the overused word "sick".
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Surprised Sign
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A sign to display with word choice suggestions for the overused word "surprised".
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Tired Sign
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A sign to display with word choice suggestions for the overused word "tired".
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Enhanced Desktop Thesaurus 
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A thesaurus of commonly overused words for students to keep as a reference on their desks. This colorful version includes additional words, but no blank spaces.
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Persuasive
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Persuasive Writing Unit
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An entire unit centered around persuasive writing.  (Includes 10 resources below) 

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The Steps to Persuasive Writing Sign
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A sign to post in the classroom as a reminder of the steps for writing a persuasive essay.
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Ethos, Logos, and Pathos in Advertising
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Students explore how ethos, logos, and pathos are used to persuade consumers in this activity.
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Buy My Bumper Sticker!
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Students design a bumper sticker about an issue in society today and then write a letter to convince a bumper sticker company to begin selling their idea.  
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Is Goldilocks a Criminal?
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Goldilocks has been charged with breaking and entering and faces up to 15 years in prison! Students put themselves in the shoes of both the prosecuting and defense lawyers and write closing arguments for each side.
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Persuasive Writing Checklist Bookmark
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Bookmarks that provide a checklist for writing a persuasive essay. 
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Persuasive Writing Prompt Cards
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A set of 6 prompt cards for students to use for practicing persuasive writing. Suggestions for use included.
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Persuasive Writing Prompt Template
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A 2-page template for students to plan a persuasive prompt essay. (Also includes pages for a rough draft, final draft, and rubric.)
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Persuasive Essay Planning Outline
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An outline for students to use while planning a persuasive essay. 
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As Seen On TV!
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Students work in groups to create television commercials to sell their invented products. (Includes checkbric, planning sheets, and reflection page.)
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Propaganda Poster
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Students create a poster to persuade the public of a specific and current political issue. (Includes checkbric, planning sheets, and final draft page.)
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Memoirs

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Memoirs Unit
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The Memoirs Unit includes signs, anchor charts, conversation cards, a rubric, and other activities to teach students how to write memoirs. (Includes 10 resources below) 

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Memoir Signs
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Signs to post in the classroom defining a memoir and a personal narrative.
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Making Memoirs Activity
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Students use the provided anchor charts to discover the characteristics of a memoir. (Includes 2 anchor charts, student recording page, and memoir book suggestions)
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Memoir Map
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Students brainstorm important places, people, objects, and animals from their lives in this activity.
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Memoir Conversation Cards
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In this prewriting activity students use the conversation cards to begin gathering the details they will need to include in their memoirs. (Includes 8 conversation cards)
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Memoir Interview
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Students interview a person who is familiar with their topic to gain insight into their memories in this activity.
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Leading Leads
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In this activity students write catching leads for their memoirs. (Includes 5 technique signs,  technique chart, and student writing page) 
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Excellent Endings
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Students use the provided anchor charts to write an excellent ending to their memoirs. (Includes 2 anchor charts and student writing page)
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Transition Words
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In this activity students work in partners to add transition words to their memoirs.
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Revising with Precise and Descriptive Language
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In this activity students add precise and descriptive language to their memoirs. (Includes technique chart and student writing page) 
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Memoir Rubric
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A rubric for scoring student memoirs.
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