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Brighten Up Boring Beginnings and Other Quick Writing Lessons: 10-Minute Mini-Lessons and Reproducible Activities That Sharpen Students' Writing Skills

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Language arts master Laura Robb helps students become better writers with this collection of mini-lessons and follow-up practice sheets. Communication skills will improve with targeted practice on fixing run-ons, punching up passive sentences, doctoring dialogue, and more.
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Published December 2nd 2005 by Scholastic Professional Books (first published July 1st 1999)
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Do you need a go-to book with great writing mini-lessons to help develop writing skills? If so, this is a great resource to have on file. As teachers, we understand the importance of a writing mini-lesson. They need to be quick and effective. There are so many strategies out there to help students with each element of writing: craft, style, figurative language, etc. Children need teachers to be explicit and to model those skills. Then the student is able to mimic what their teacher has taught ...more
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Author, teacher, coach, and speaker, Laura Robb has completed 43 years of teaching in grades 4-8.

She presently coaches teachers in reading/writing workshop at Powhatan School in Virginia and coaches teachers in grades K-8 in Staunton, Virginia, Long Island, and Ann Arbor, Michigan, and West Nyack, New York.
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