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WELCOME TO SUMMER EXTRAVAGANZA 2011We invite you to come and WRITE WITH US!!!
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Camp Write Along at Walker Elementary


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7 Elements to an Effective Writing Lesson

6 Traits of Writing
Mentor Texts
Good Graphic Organizers
Provide Student Choice
Allow Time for Modeling
Student Process Talk
Real Revision

Lessons Inspired by my Favorite Mentor Texts I have been studying the power of using a mentor text to inspire pre-writing and revision for several years now, and my **Mentor Text page** shares my learning on this topic as well as my best mentor text lessons.
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If you were to write a sixteen-word poem whose first four words were So much depends upon... what simple-yet-succinct image(s) would you include after those words? If you were only allowed twelve more words, you would really have to choose your words carefully, if you wanted others to have enough information to try to interpret and discuss the meaning behind your sixteen-word poem.
So Much Depends On...
Heliping those less fortunate
That final stretch
Running For Your Life

http://corbettharrison.com/


http://www.ralphfletcher.com/tips.html

SOME TERRIFIC WRITING SITES TO VISIT...

Storybird.com

WritingFix.com

Voki.com

Animoto.com


REMEMBER..

WRITERS MUST READ, THINK, SEE, SAY, AND THEN DO!


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