2008 August Classroom Notes Plus v26.1
This issue includes a lesson plan that uses a picture book and adjective review to enrich character study and close reading, plus a variety of sentence combining exercises and advice on using worksheets strategically to support grammar and writing instruction.
A Picture Book Helps Students "Read" Characters
A picture book leads into a reading and writing activity based in character study, close reading, and collaboration.
Handout - Character Analysis
This is a supplement to "A Picture Book Helps Students "Read" Characters" by Alisa Fisher (August 08 Classroom Notes Plus)
Sentence Combining: Building Skills through Reading and Writing
Sentence combining can help student writers develop new strategies for expressing ideas and enhancing meaning. This lesson outlines exercises you can easily customize to your own students' needs.
Handout - Sentence Combining
This is a supplement to "Sentence Combining: Building Skills through Reading and Writing."
To Worksheet or Not to Worksheet: Using Student Writing to Direct Instruction in Grammar and Mechanics
These detailed tips give guidance on how an oft-misused tool—the worksheet—can lend itself to sound writing instruction and support individual student learning.
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