Elementary Writing Students Write Critiques

My elementary writing students have been learning how to write a critique, using the IEW critique model.  We read Horton Hatches The Egg together, and outlined a five-paragraph critique.  The students did an amazing job!  They have come so far this year, from writing one-paragraph informative paragraphs, to five-paragraph essays, and now critiques!

Punctuating Dialogue

While grading their papers today, I saw several of them making the same mistakes in punctuating dialogue.  I decided to create a mini lesson on punctuating dialogue as a refresher for avoiding common errors.

I hope this video is helpful for students and parents.  🙂