Foundational Skills

Recommended Practice: Teach students to become fluent with handwriting, spelling, sentence construction, typing, and word processing.

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Teaching Foundational Skills to Help Students Become Effective Writers

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This recommended practice focuses on providing instruction on foundational writing skills, such as handwriting, spelling, sentence construction, typing, and word processing. This presentation...

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Overview

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Not Grammar for Grammar’s Sake

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Listen to a member of the IES Panel discuss the importance of teaching spelling and of supporting students in learning to construct sentences that convey their intended meaning. Teaching these...

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Expert Interview

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Learning to Construct Effective Sentences

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A teacher talks about using mentor texts to help students learn how to construct effective sentences. She asks the students what they notice in the sentence. Students discuss the features of the...

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School Example

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Building a Solid Foundation for Writing

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Teachers describe how they teach handwriting, spelling, and sentence construction skills. The teachers also use technology in their classroom to explore texts with their students and to teach...

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School Example

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Appositive Worksheet: How Do Experts Do It?

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This sample material offers an example of different nonfiction sentences in a mentor text to show students how authors use appositives to craft sentences. Listen to the audio interview, Learning to...

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Sample Material

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Keep It Simple

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Teachers can use this template to teach sentence construction in different subject areas to show sentence patterns and to help students construct simple and complex sentences. Listen to the audio...

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Sample Material

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Check This Out

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Use the example questions from this sample material to help students understand sentence construction and different techniques that authors use to craft effective sentences. To learn how one...

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Sample Material

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Planning to Teach Sentence Construction

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Use this tool to plan lessons using mentor texts to teach sentence construction. View the related sample materials and listen to the audio interview to learn more about using mentor text to teach...

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Tool

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Using Mentor Texts to Teach Foundational Skills: A Planner

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Elementary school teachers can use this tool for organizing ideas and identifying mentor texts that can be integrated into lesson plans on grammar and sentence mechanics. Using this tool, teachers...

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Tool

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Self-Reflection Tool: Activities for Sentence Structure Development

Writing > Foundational Skills > Overview & Tools

This tool can be used to identify ideas for focused instruction within three research-based instructional activities for sentence development: sentence framing, sentence expanding, and sentence...

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Tool

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