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Think about hospitality in your family. Can honesty honestly be bad? Write about someone, fact or fiction, who gets in trouble for being too truthful. Remember a favorite book from your childhood. Write a scene that includes you and an old copy of that book you find somewhere. William Shakespeare wrote that: You have a chance to go back and completely re-do an event in your life. What is it, and how to you change it? What is the outcome? This can be a real or fictional event.

Click here to open and print Pam's one-page handout. Traits With Primary Writers for sharing this lesson with us. What's Your Fifth Element? Click here to open the on-line assignment that Carol proposed and published during an in-service class for teachers sponsored by the Northern Nevada Writing Project.

Northern Nevada teacher Jennifer Mitchell shared with us this RAFT writing assignment she created for her elementary students as an review to writing friendly letters. Her assignment is inspired by the picture book Dear Mrs.

Letters from Obedience School by Mark Teague. A Vocabulary Fashion Show. Her assignment is inspired by the picture book Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster by Debra Frasier. A Most Nutritious Election. Nevada teachers Samantha Schoolroy and Julie Schmidt sent us charming student samples from their nutrition unit, and helped them build the lesson into an on-line RAFTS prompt. In this lesson, students assume the role of a fruit or vegetable they've studied, then they write a campaign on why their fruit or vegetable should be elected "The most nutritious" in an upcoming election.

Nevada high school teacher, Tracey Albee, attended our Persuasive Writing Class and proposed this poetry lesson, which she uses to help her students discover the voice of characters in novels they are studying.

After brainstorming the beliefs of a character, students create free-verse poems from the character's perspective. After reading the poems out loud, fellow students try to guess which character the student's poem belongs to.

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Probing the structure of mathematical writing, Educational Studies in Mathematics, 25 3 , Common Core State Standards Initiative. Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

Categorization and analysis of explanatory writing in mathematics. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School , 14 7 , The effects of Polya's heuristic and diary writing on children's problem solving. Mathematics Education Research Journal , 24 1 , First-time teacher-researchers use writing in middle school mathematics instruction. The Mathematics Educator, 13 2 , Responding to journal writing in the middle grades mathematics classroom. National Teacher Education Journal , 4 2.

National Institute for Literacy. What content-area teachers should know about adolescent literacy. Principles and standards for school mathematics. Capturing, examining, and responding to mathematical thinking through writing.

The Clearing House, 71 1 , Writing to develop mathematical undertanding. A comparison of verbal and written descriptions of students' problem-solving processes. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 55, Writing, mathematics, and metacognition: Looking for connections through students' work in mathematical problem solving.

School Science and Mathematics, 5 , The analysis of student expository writing in mathematics, Educational Studies in Mathematics, 36, Understanding students' problem-solving knowledge through their writing. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 13 2 , Gaining ground in the middle grades. The researchers tested a mathematics reasoning heuristic with a student template engaging students in reflective writing about key questions: What is my question problem?

What can I claim about the solution? What did I do? What are my reasons? What do others say? A one-way analysis of variance ANOVA showed a non-significant result on pre-test scores between control and treatment classrooms, and a significant difference between the control group and the treatment groups in favor of the treatment groups for the post-test.

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All Grades – Math Concepts. Students of all grades can benefit from writing out math concepts rather than simply solving problems. Here are some math prompts and activities that can help your students grasp concepts – and can show you where they need extra explanation as well.

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MATH WRITING PROMPTS. You can use these writing prompts for writing practice in preparation for the spring TELPAS. You have the option of choosing one of the two writing prompts listed for a two-week period and allow students to complete their compositions over the two weeks listed OR you can have the students write on a prompt a week, so that they complete two prompts .

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Answer questions about today's lesson under the headings: WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY, and HOW. What questions were still unanswered at the end of class. Writing Prompts for Middle School Middle School Expository/Informative Prompts 1. NEW Imagine that you could give advice to someone—it could be someone you know.

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Welcome Back for Even More Middle School Writing Prompt Ideas for Kids (Part 3/3) It’s so much fun in this exciting world of journal writing prompts because here you will find so many great ideas for middle school students to write about in their journals. Three kinds of writing prompts reflect three aspects of learning mathematics: 1) content, 2) process, and 3) russianescortsinuae.tkt prompts deal with mathematical concepts and relationships, process prompts focus on algorithms and problem.