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Dozens of elaboration activities help students in grades 5–8 become better, more self-directed writers. Each activity comes with a half-page of teacher notes offering a clear writing goal, teaching tips, and follow-up ideas—and breaks down an aspect of writing into a manageable chunk. Reproducible pages are open-ended—enabling students of all abilities and skills to experience success and progress. The activities work well as full lessons, warm-ups, homework assignments, performance assessments, and more. 80 pages.
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