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Because these writing lessons typically fall right around Groundhog Day I have included a fun one day writing workshop that can be easily integrated into this weeks lessons or moved to another week.

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Resource Type: Writing Mini Lessons

Resource Type: Writing Mini Lessons

Use PAL Research-Based Reading and Writing Lessons for instruction in writing, phonics, reading fluency, and reading comprehension and to monitor progress.

Three-Tier System
Tier 1—Prevent reading and writing problems in beginning readers
Tier 2 —Help struggling readers meet state reading standards
Tier 3—Provide special instruction for students diagnosed as dyslexic or dysgraphic and are receiving special education services

The PAL Research-Based Reading and Writing Lessons program is a perfect companion to the PAL-II Reading and Writing Test Battery and PAL Guides for Intervention, and provides a comprehensive response to the Reading First legislation (No Child Left Behind Act).

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October's writing lesson of the month--""-- is actually the center-square lesson from our October Writer's Notebook Bingo Card. The free preview of that product ended yesterday, and this month's lesson is a reminder of the importance of helping students find creative ways to express…

These writing lessons and activities will allow the young authors in your classroom to shine!

Writing Skills Lesson Plans - The Teacher's Corner

The review writing lesson involves studying and creating a review of any object, person, or thing other than a book or a film. Students combine the characteristics of the informal essay and the review to write and share an oral presentation that has a thesis and incorporates techniques presented during class.

A brilliant bank of writing lesson plans, worksheets and teaching ideas from our expert authors.

Writing skills lesson plans | Onestopenglish

1. An overall plan for the week
2. Five complete writing lessons
3. All reference sheets and templates needed for the weekly writing lessons
4. List of vocabulary words for the week
5. A sheet with multiple oral prompts
6. Sentence development activity
7. A writing activity with all templates needed
8. Two homework worksheets

My very first WritingFix lesson:  inspired by the non-fiction picture book  Caves  by Stephen Kramer

There are many approaches to writing lesson plans

WritingFix's best growth happened during the time I served as Director of the Northern Nevada Writing Project: 2002-2007. Being Director allowed me to seek out new grant monies, and it was so helpful to already have a tried-and-tested "make and take" model of inservice ready to share with the potential grantors I met with. Our NNWP was pursuing some pretty innovative ideas for new, research-driven inservice courses back then. With a promise to the grantors that a brand new webpage of teacher-built lessons and resources would be one of the outcomes of the class if they helped us pay for it, we impressed a lot of people, and we did some pretty great stuff with the grants we then earned. In a very short period of time, we doubled and then tripled the number of lessons and resources posted at WritingFix, and we kept being discovered more and more teacher followers who eventually saw us as one of the best places to go if you wanted an innovative idea for teaching writing. One of my favorite grants we earned bought all 100 class participants a classroom iPod; in exchange for this small piece of technology, participants simply had to design and implement a writing lesson based on the lyrics of a song. We hired some of our best K-12 NNWP teacher-presenters to write "model lessons" that used songs as their "mentor texts," we paid those presenters stipends to come share their lessons with our classes' participants, we selected the very best lessons written by those same class participants, and--with permission--we posted those lessons (alongside our presenters' lessons) at our "" at WritingFix. It was a pretty creative way to enhance an already-established website, and our writing project's reputation as a professional development provider soared to new heights both locally and nationally. At the local level, we had never been asked to provide so many courses and workshops as we were during these years; at the national level, we were admired as writing project site that had used the Internet to create a well-respected national presence. "Oh, you're from Nevada," other writing project members would say to me at conferences. "You guys have that really great website." WritingFix became that place where inspired teachers were sharing inspiring lessons and ideas.