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Teaching and Assessing Writing with the 6-Traits
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The Showing Hand

Students are introduced to a handy way to remember how to incorporate more details into their writing. 

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Showing not telling is a great technique for any writer.  Thank to Sandy Loucks for this timely video explanation. 

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6-Traits Resources: Word Choice Classic: Bury Dead Words

6-Traits Resources: Word Choice Classic: Bury Dead Words | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Bury overused phrases and dead words?  Prune the deadwood! Show don't tell!


A classic classroom word choice exercise is to 'bury dead words'. I used to do this at Halloween, creating a tombstone bulletin board where we'd nail up all those useless, deflated, overused, words that make writing flat and colorless.

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