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"Tell me mores"
Old 02-22-2013, 05:54 PM
 
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We just had a training on the writing program, "Write from the Beginning". I was having the same exact problem and something I took away from the training has completely changed this! After each element, have the students partner up and have them ask their partners to "tell me more". For instance, Problem: I didn't have a cake....."tell me more". I had them ask there partners to "tell them more" at least 3 times until they had many more details. After they have verbally practiced "telling more" it really has helped 100% when they went to write their paragraphs. Of course, I modeled this for them with my own writing first...I had a student pretend to be my partner and I acted like I couldn't think of anything more to write, but each time she asked me to "tell her more" I modeled how if you really think about it, you can. I hope this helps!
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