Marvelous Minilessons for Teaching Intermediate Writing, Grades 4–6


Lori Jamison Rog
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Preface

An Overview of This Book

What Makes This Book Unique?

Abstract Chapter 1
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The Writing Workshop
The Publication Journey
After Publication
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Chapter 2
Unit Planning and the Six-Traits Framework
Unit Planning for a Balanced Writing Program
The Six Traits of Effective Writing
Planning a Genre Unit Using the Six-Traits Framework
A Few Thoughts on Rubrics
A Sample Unit Plan

Chapter 3
The Power of Prewriting
Love It or Loathe It
Get in the Loop!
TAP Into Writing
Storm and Sort
Tell It Twice
The Trifold Planner
Mind Mapping

Chapter 4
Elaboration: Adding Details to Details
Listing Versus Layering
Tell Me More: Powerful Peer Conferences
Don't Tell Me, Show Me!
Make a Splash With the Senses
Add an Anecdote
Tell It in Slow-Mo
Dabble in Dialogue

Chapter 5
Researching and Writing Informational Texts
Thick and Thin Questions
Telegram Notes
Terrific Topic Sentences
Bookend Paragraphs
Add Some Bling!
The First Four Words: Making Your Sentences Flow
Replacing Repeated Words

Chapter 6
Writing to Persuade
Agree or Disagree?
What, Why, and How Do You Know?
Face the Facts!
Other People Might Say...
AIM for a Good Opening
The "I, You, or We" Closing
Loaded Words

Chapter 7
The Writer's Craft: Writing With Rhythm and Flair
Vivid Verbs Bring Writing to Life
The Magic of Three
Say It With a Simile
Pop in a Popper
Three-Sentence Stories
Flip the Sentence
The Five Ps of Paragraphing

Chapter 8
Success on the Test
The Umbrella Statement
BIBB: Bring It Back to the Book!
Sum It Up in a Summary
Hook, Line, and Sinker
Budgeting Your Time

Chapter 9
Supporting Struggling Writers and Beating the Odds
Building Confidence and Competence
Providing That Extra Scoop
Beating the Odds Through Writing Instruction

Acknowledgments

References

Index

Marvelous Minilessons for Teaching Intermediate Writing, Grades 4-6

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