Lead students in motion, drama or hands on support activities. Read sentences; identify subject and verb. Replace weak verbs with vivid verbs; brainstorm in power flowers. Add details with adjectives and phrases; vary sentence beginnings. Identify and correct capitalization, punctuation, spelling.


Four-Step Direct Instruction (grammar)

1. Model
2. Manipulate
3. Dictate
4. Create
Short Writing Activity

  • connected camera sentences
  • poetry
  • share events with clock
  • note taking
  • Genre Writing Process

    1. class brainstorms
    2. organize ideas in planner
    3. verbally rehearse
    1. set goals on checklist
    2. draft using guided interactive information
    3. share
    1. assess goals
    2. revision lesson
    3. students revise

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