Teaching short writing is important because it allows your students to practice to the point of automaticity, and writing is so much easier when it's done often.
This guide comes compliments of Dr. Anita Archer and breaks down specific strategies, mechanisms, and activities you can use across the curriculum to help improve your students' writing skills.
About this guide:
Mechanics should be taught systematically and reinforced in short writing exercises.
Writing summaries and comparing & contrasting based writing, both found in this guide, build up student comprehension and writing skills when used regularly.
With scaffolded support, lower elementary students can use the ideas in this book effectively.