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Modes in Focus Grade 1 - SC-709959

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Leading writing experts Ruth Culham and Libby Jachles provide literature and lessons for narrative, informational, and opinion writing. Modes in Focus is designed to support educators and students with ready-to-use lessons, mentor texts, teaching tools, and more. Each grade level kit includes six mentor texts supported by its own teaching guide tailored to the needs, abilities, and interests of your students. Culham and Jachles take the next step in writing instruction by linking mentor texts to the modes of writing and providing model lessons that get students writing immediately and enthusiastically! Grade 1 includes: • Six Paperback Books: Over and Under the Pond, Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion, Unplugged, Kind, Penguin Day, and The Greatest Adventure • Book-specific Teaching Guides • Getting Started Guide • Teach Writing Well by Ruth Culham • Three Posters • Sticker Sheets • Online Resources: Scoring Guides, Graphic Organizers, Videos, and more • Crates and Hanging Folders to Organize Materials

Key Features :

i : Meet the Modes - teaches students to develop writing skills in three modes: narrative, informational, and opinion writing
ii : Lessons and Learning Supports - Each of the lessons in every Teaching Guide explores the key quality of a mode through engaging discussion and activities
iii : The companion website provides additional teaching resources including Teacher and Student Scoring guides, Go-Alongs pages, Write-On pages, prompts, and more!
iv : Great for developing Reading and Writing skills
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