4th Grade Writing
Ashley Walls Melanson
Embedding Quotes: A Common Core Lesson About Writing with Quotations
Help students write with quotes. Teach your students how to properly embed, cite, and explain quotes in their writing with this common core aligned lesson! Students will learn four different ways to embed quotes in their writing. #teachingwriting #embedquotes #writingwithquotes #highschoolwriting #teachingtheessay #essaywritingtips
The Magician's Nephew - Writing Your Own Fanasty Story (Novel as Mentor Text)
In "The Magicia's Nephew," C.S. Lewis uses very descriptive writing to set up the setting of a fantasy story, allowing the reader to be immersed in his fantastical world. Using examples from the text, students are given inspiration to create their own fantasy world and story.
Classroom Management for Writers Workshop
I’m a big fan of one-on-one conferencing with students as a way to connect with them and check for understanding. I use this “deli-style” format with students as a fun way to let them know it is their turn to conference with me. Each student is given a ticket (from 1 to how ever many students you have in class) at the beginning of class and meets me at the designated conference area in the room when they hear the “DING!” and their number appears on the projector screen. Kids love it!