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Dena's Write in the Middle Website Grades What did I least look forward to Because the prompts that the students had to respond to were so…so…blah! The students like them because the prompts can be customized to what they are learning.

The writing they produce actually expands their understanding of a concept. Because of the different aspects of the prompt, students must assume a different point of view ROLE to shape the information TOPIC they learned into a particular format. I encourage content area teachers everywhere to use this strategy to elicit meaningful writing for learning in their classes.

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Contact us at webmaster writingfix. Join our Writing Lesson of the Month Ning by clicking here , and start enjoying this free feature. Press the buttons on these pages until an idea for a RAFT writing assignment pops up:.

Back to the top of the page. Her assignment is inspired by the picture book Tough Boris by Mem Fox. 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.

Describe what it would do and the features it would have. 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. Create a menu from a fictitious restaurant. Make sure the restaurant has a theme, such as Classic Books, and the food should all be given appropriate names e.

List the most attractive things about your current hometown. Now list the most unattractive things. They may be about the future or the past.

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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) dommonet.tkt prompts deal with mathematical concepts and relationships, process prompts focus on algorithms and problem.