Word Choice is an important skill to teach as students learn to write. Charts like this can be a simple way for students to make their writing more sophisticated. Students will love using these new words as they watch the quality of their writing increase.
When writing is being scored, readers love to see words that make them smile. These words are great for adding life to writing pieces. Remind students to only use each word once in a writing piece. Using one of these words more than once causes it to lose the effect of uniqueness.
Writer's workshop is a great way to allow students productive center time. Teach or show a video on Monday for a Write Bright lesson, then use writer's workshop the next day!
Catching the reader's attention is important. Your first sentence must make ther reader want to read your essay or story. It may be called a "hook" "lead" or "catch." Whatever you call it, make it exciting!