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The BIG Book of Writing Lessons

The BIG Book of Writing Lessons

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The BIG Book of Ready-to-Go Writing Lessons

50 ENGAGING ACTIVITIES WITH GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS THAT TEACH KIDS HOW TO TELL A STORY, CONVEY INFORMATION, DESCRIBE, PERSUADE, & MORE!

The BIG Book of Ready-to-Go Writing Lessons

50 ENGAGING ACTIVITIES WITH GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS THAT TEACH KIDS HOW TO TELL A STORY, CONVEY INFORMATION, DESCRIBE, PERSUADE, & MORE!

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The BIG Book of Ready-to-Go W

riting Lessons © Marci Miller & Martin Lee, Scholastic Teaching Resources

Name: ________________________________________________________________

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We’ll Call You

Arejectionletter is a polite way to say no.

Use the letter shell to draft a rejection letter.

_________________________________
_________________________________
_________________________________

Dear______________________________,

Thank you for your interest in ___________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________.

Unfortunately, we have decided _________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________.

This is because_____________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________.

Here are some suggestions that may help you in the future. _______________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________.

Good luck!

Yours truly,
_________________________________

And NOW—

Rework your letter so that it is clear, honest, and direct. Write it as if someone were sending it to you.
Make is as gentle and effective as you can.

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The BIG Book of Ready-to-Go W

riting Lessons © Marci Miller & Martin Lee, Scholastic Teaching Resources

K Explain what to do to soothe a cranky baby.

K Explain how to make a collage.

K Explain the rules of a card game you like.

K Explain how to surf the Internet.

K Explain different ways to sort buttons.

K Explain how to share a pizza among eight people.

K Explain how to open a jar that’s stuck.

K Explain how your family celebrates a certain holiday.

K Explain how to tell fiction from nonfiction.

K Explain what to do to calm jittery nerves.

K Explain how to get information about a celebrity.

K Explain to a young child why it’s important to brush teeth.

K Explain a trick you use to remember something.

K Explain what you do when you can’t fall asleep.

K Explain what to do if you miss the school bus.

K Explain what makes people hiccup.

K Explain how a piano works.

K Explain how to blow a bubble with bubble gum.

K Explain what to do in a fire drill.

K Explain how to do a certain kind of dance.

K Explain why a good plan went wrong.

K Explain how to teach someone to ride a bike.

K Explain how your city or state got its name.

K Explain how to give a speech to a large audience.

K Explain how to play a musical instrument.

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