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Figurative Language Conveys a meaning beyond the literal meaning Figuratively: figure out what it means I’ve got your back.

Amanda Patterson — Transition Words

Transition Words: Break this up into separate lessons and let students practice making sentences before expecting them to use in their writing.

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Transition words for narrative writing are different than those used for expository writing. I would do a mini lesson on narrative transition words, and I would have students keep this in their writing folders as a reference source.


A Week-Long Poetry Unit

Great idea for persuasive writing, Mo Willems has a great website too with lots of teacher resources for all his books

Persuade the Pigeon: A Persuasive Writing Exercise

Persuade the Pigeon-Persuasive Writing -- perfect for my Suess-week where we re-write books

Freebie! These writing anchor charts are great for Common Core writing assignments.

These writing anchor charts are great for Common Core writing assignments. Good to put in writing journals.

Chart for Figurative Language | ELA in the middle

Chart for Figurative Language

ANCHOR CHART~ Figurative language chart to help students with this challenging skill. Just a reminder to make a Figurative Language page. I want to turn this into an interactive lesson though.

Transitional Word List - I thought I had already pinned this one, but it is no where to be found on my board.

Transition word list - something my high school students always seem to struggle with! Stray away from the first, next, last model to improve quality of writing

Great post on show…not tell!

Goals, Rubrics, and Bears… Oh My!

"Show Not Tell" Anchor chart from a grade writing unit about fairy tales. The fairy tale heading, “In a land far, far away…” leads right into the purpose for the chart, “We show not tell feelings.” Then they include

Writer's Workshop - Primary grades: Write write write! lots of time to write!!!!

Writer's Workshop: The Basics of Writer's Anchor Chart for Writer’s Workshop. Cunningham on page describes the process of Writer’s Workshop. This is a visual representation of what this section suggests.