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Transition Words -- break this up into separate lessons and let students practice coming up with sentences before expecting them to use in their writing.

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

Show Don't Tell emotions chart - this is a great tool for all young writers, but it's perfect for students working on their narratives!

writing, narrative writing, Good anchor chart for descriptions for feelings. Great to emphasize for narrative writing and making interesting word choices. Perfect for teaching Show, Not Tell.

other ways to say...

descriptive words other words to use. be still my heart! I love using a variety of descriptive words. This list, in the words of Mrs.Riley -my high school English teacher, is a plethora of words :-)

Still don't know your comma rules? Have a look.

Great chart with comma rules because use is one of the hardest things to grasp. Depending on what level I'm teaching, some of these comma rules may be too advanced.

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I would hang this on the white board and while we were learning capitals. During guided practice, I would have the students write their own sentences using each of the different methods (first word in a sentence, pronoun, etc.

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writing, sentence variety, sentence length, Interesting for any writer, saved this for myself: This Sentence Has Five Words – Gary Provost