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Make a Splash! Using Dramatic Experience to "Explode the Moment"

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Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Four 45-minute sessions plus additional writing time
Lesson Author

Victoria Polega

Austin, Texas

Audra Roach

Austin, Texas


International Literacy Association


Lesson Plans

Strategy Guides

Professional Library



Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson

Show-Me Sentences

This lesson teaches students how to revise dull "telling" sentences into vivid, descriptive "showing" sentences.


Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson

Creating a Feast for the Senses With Mentor Texts

This lesson teaches intermediate students to "use the experts" to learn how to revise to create sharp, sensory-rich experiences for their readers.


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Grades   K – 3  |  Strategy Guide

Guided Writing

This strategy guide explains how to use small-group, guided writing instruction to teach students effective strategies and improve their ability to produce text independently.


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Grades   K – 5  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Using Literature to Enhance Writing Instruction: A Guide for K-5 Teachers

This practical text outlines various ways to enhance and enrich writing instruction through the use of children's literature.


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