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Pump Up Your Writing

I have to say how impressed I have been today with the student geniuses in my classroom.  We worked on yet another ISTEP writing strategy.  Of course, these strategies can be applied outside the ISTEP framework–but we are focused on them now since ISTEP is next week.

Today we looked at how we can “pump up” our writing! We even used a little “old school” SNL inspiration:

We also focused on the balloon method.  With this method, students were able to take a 4 word sentence: She walked her dog, and turn it into an over 30 word sentence.  It was incredible to see the students rushing to come up with a better sentence and longer ones! I love when they love to learn!!

Pump Up WritingFor homework, they were given the sentence, “He went to the movies.”  They must turn that into a “pumped up” masterpiece and then blog about it! Can’t wait to read them!!

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