Explicitly teaching strategies for planning, writing, and revising texts improves students' writing quality. By focusing on an individual strategy and spending time describing, modeling, and having students practice that strategy, teachers can help students develop their Foundational Writing Skills, Syntax, and Verbal Reasoning skills.
Watch as this teacher uses the gradual release model to teach the writing strategy of using vivid imagery. Students engage in a discussion about the strategy, see the strategy modeled, participate in guided practice, and then practice independently.
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