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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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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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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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Self-Reflection Tool: Activities for Sentence Structure Development

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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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