Marvelous Minilessons for Teaching Intermediate Writing, Grades 4–6

Lori Jamison Rog
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Abstract Chapter 1
PDF The Writing Workshop: A Predictable Structure
The Writing Workshop
The Publication Journey
After Publication

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




Marvelous Minilessons for Teaching Intermediate Writing, Grades 4-6

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