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    • Thumb image for Using Picture Books to Teach Plot Development and Conflict ResolutionResource Type: Website / HyperLink

      Using Picture Books to Teach Plot Development and Conflict Resolution

      Grades: 3 to 5
      Subjects: English-Language Arts, Literature, Reading Comprehension
      In this lesson, from ReadWriteThink, students examine the craft of developing a story's plot and resolution of a story's conflic...
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      Peer Edit with Perfection: Teaching Effective Peer-Editing Strategies

      Grades: 3 to 5
      Subjects: English-Language Arts, Reading Comprehension, Writing Strategies
      In this ReadWriteThink lesson, students use a three-step peer-editing process that consists of compliments, suggestions, and cor...
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      What's In a Mystery? Exploring and Identifying Mystery Elements

      Grades: 3 to 5
      Subjects: English-Language Arts, Reading Comprehension, Writing Strategies
      This ReadWriteThink lesson teaches students about plot structure, character, and setting. Students identify the characteristics ...
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      Creating a Classroom Newspaper

      Grades: 3 to 5
      Subjects: English-Language Arts, History-Social Science, Reading Comprehension, Writing Strategies
      In this lesson, from ReadWriteThink, students write authentic newspaper stories. Various aspects of newspapers are covered, incl...
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      Using Picture Books to Teach Setting Development in Writing Workshop

      Grades: 3 to 5
      Subjects: English-Language Arts, Reading Comprehension, Writing Strategies
      In this lesson, from ReadWriteThink, students examine the craft of developing the setting of a story through focused experiences...
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      Biography Writing with Patricia and Fredrick McKissack

      Grades: 3 to 8
      Subjects: English-Language Arts, Reading Comprehension
      This Scholastic Writing with Writers project focuses on biographical writing. Patricia and Fredrick McKissack, winners of the ...
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      Using Word Storms to Explore Vocabulary and Encourage Critical Thinking

      Grades: 3 to 5
      Subjects: English-Language Arts, Vocabulary & Spelling, Reading Comprehension
      In this ReadWriteThink lesson, students are introduced to the concept of working dogs and how they help society. Students read a...
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      Writing and Assessing an Autobiographical Incident

      Grades: 3 to 5
      Subjects: English-Language Arts, Reading Comprehension, Writing Strategies
      In this lesson from ReadWriteThink, students build upon their knowledge of biographies to write their own autobiographical incid...
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      Fishing for Readers: Identifying and Writing Effective Opening "Hooks"

      Grades: 3 to 5
      Subjects: Literature, Reading Comprehension, Writing Strategies, English-Language Arts
      In this ReadWriteThink lesson, students read introductory passages from several fiction texts and rate them for effectiveness. T...
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      Nature Reflections: Interactive Language Practice for English-Language Learners

      Grades: 3 to 5
      Subjects: Science, English-Language Arts, Reading Comprehension, Writing Strategies, Life Sciences
      In this ReadWriteThink lesson, students whose first language is not English reflect on nature through readings, a visit to a gre...
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      Writers' Workshop: The Biographical Sketch

      Grades: 3 to 5
      Subjects: English-Language Arts, Reading Comprehension, Writing Strategies
      In this ReadWriteThink lesson, which is targeted specifically to fourth grade, students are given the opportunity to practice wr...
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      Writing Instruction: Current Practices in the Classroom

      Grades: PS/Pre-K to 12
      Subjects: English-Language Arts, Reading Comprehension, Writing Strategies
      In this article on writing instruction by Dr. Carl B. Smith the importance of writer s workshops and journal writing in classroo...
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      Our Classroom: Writing an Owner's Manual

      Grades: 3 to 5
      Subjects: English-Language Arts, Reading Comprehension, Writing Strategies
      In this ReadWriteThink lesson, students develop a classroom community by collaboratively writing an owner's manual that describe...
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      Teaching the Compare and Contrast Essay through Modeling

      Grades: 3 to 5
      Subjects: English-Language Arts, Reading Comprehension, Writing Strategies
      In this lesson, from ReadWriteThink, students and teacher together create the first half of a draft of a comparison and contrast...
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      How-To Writing: Motivating Students to Write for a Real Purpose

      Grades: 3 to 5
      Subjects: English-Language Arts, Reading Comprehension, Writing Strategies
      In this ReadWriteThink lesson, students write how-to essays for a specific audience--future fourth graders. Students first learn...
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      Weather Detectives: Questioning the Fact and Folklore of Weather Sayings

      Grades: 3 to 5
      Subjects: Science, English-Language Arts, Weather, Climate & Atmosphere, Reading Comprehension
      This lesson, from ReadWriteThink, explores the truth and reliability of weather-related sayings, such as, "Mare's tails and mack...
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      Using Writing and Role-Play to Engage the Reluctant Writer

      Grades: 3 to 5
      Subjects: English-Language Arts, Reading Comprehension, Writing Strategies
      In this lesson, from ReadWriteThink, students explore the different characters in the story "The Three Little Javalinas" and the...
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      Q Is for Duck: Using Alphabet Books with Struggling Writers

      Grades: 3 to 5
      Subjects: English-Language Arts, Vocabulary & Spelling, Reading Comprehension, Writing Strategies
      In this ReadWriteThink lesson, students investigate various alphabet books, examine their different structures, and finally crea...
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      This is My Story: Encouraging Students to Use a Unique Voice

      Grades: 3 to 5
      Subjects: English-Language Arts, Literature, Reading Comprehension, Writing Strategies
      In this ReadWriteThink lesson, students listen to different versions of familiar stories, learning to identify what makes a stro...
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      Peer Edit With Perfection: Effective Strategies

      Grades: 3 to 5
      Subjects: English-Language Arts, Reading Comprehension, Writing Strategies
      Students take a fresh look at the revision process and help one another polish their written work through a peer-editing strateg...
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