20 Whiteboard-Ready Writing Samples and Mini-Lessons That Show You How to Teach the Elements of Strong Writing
By Lola M. Schaefer
These easy, step-by-step lessons use interactive whiteboard tools to help students identify the elements of excellent writing and then apply them in their own work. Writing skills covered include all the essentials for grades 2–4—developing an idea, organizing, using details, writing convincing leads, and more! Includes tips for both Promethean and SMART Board users, plus JPEG versions of each sample (organized by topic: meaning, focus, details, etc.) to print or display on screen!
We teach the tools of writing so children will be able to communicate more effectively. Our main goal always remains to provide the strategies and skills that enable every student to express his or her thoughts and ideas. Use the samples in this book to enhance your students’ understanding of the craft of writing. Then, step back and encourage them to take risks and write boldly about what they know and feel!