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Marvelous Minilessons for Teaching Intermediate Writing, Grades 4-6
by Lori Jamison Rog
|Grades||4 – 6|
Finally—a resource to help you teach writing specifically to intermediate students! Bestselling author Lori Jamison Rog presents 40 of her favorite tried-and-true research-based writing minilessons, covering everything from planning strategies to crafting specific genres.
Minilessons are linked to the six traits of effective writing and give you
- Specific learning goals
- Sample student writing to use as models
- Graphic organizers to support guided practice
- “Teacher talk” to help you present the lesson
This is not a prescriptive writing program; it's a menu of lessons from which you may choose, fully adaptable to meet your students’ needs and fit into your curriculum.
Rog, L.J. (2010). Marvelous minilessons for teaching intermediate writing, grades 4-6. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.
Grades 4 – 8 | Lesson Plan
Students learn to use tricolons—a writer's technique of putting words and phrases into groups of threes—to add rhythm and power to their writing.
Grades 4 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Minilesson
In this minilesson, students practice identifying and purposefully using vocabulary in persuasive writing that is intended to have an emotional impact on the reader.