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Writing Instruction & Note Taping

What’s in the video

  • Why you should keep your current grammar and writing lessons just the way they are (unless you are looking for a change).
  • Introduction to Doug Stark’s Mechanics Instruction That Sticks and why I use it.
  • How to include your grammar and writing lessons in The Writer’s Notebook.
  • Note taping vs. note taking.
  • Why you should plan your writing instruction way ahead.
  • Having your students keep their writing lesson in their notebook gives them the best chance of connecting your teaching with their practice.

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6 thoughts on “LESSON 4

  1. I appreciate the reference to the grammar book. I looked it over and it looks very good. I will order.


      1. I passed the link on to a colleague who ordered it … and she said it’s coming as a book. Is it possible, a year since your post, that MITS is now available in hard copy?


  2. I found success with MITS last school year. My 9th graders loved the format and concrete examples/application opportunities. Your comment that note taping “brings proximity of writing and grammar together” hits home with me! Thank you for sharing your insights and experiences with the WNB.

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  3. I see the note taping as especially practical and, as you said, providing more writing and application time.
    The index at the back is definitely a smart idea.

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