6 Traits- sentence fluency

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  1. MsTeacher98

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    I was just wondering if anyone has any cool ideas for 6 traits writing activities. Currently, I'm looking specifically for sentence fluency, but really I'd appreciate any idea!
     
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    Try these two links:

    http://www.nwrel.org/assessment/lessonplans.php?odelay=2&d=1

    http://www.writingfix.com/Traits.htm

    I personally love Writing Fix. They have great activities that can be adapted to any grade level. The last activity we did was on voice. We read the book Cindy Ellen (a wild west Cinderella) and talked about how the author had changed the voices of the characters. Then we talked about what kinds of questions Oprah would ask they characters if they were to go on her show and how they would answer. The kids were hilarious. Then I split them into groups and they took other fairy tales and put them on talk shows (NO JERRY SPRINGER). My favorite one was Snow White on Divorce Court. Prince Charming was divorcing Snow White because he was so in love with himself that he didn't have room for anyone else in his life. It was priceless!
     
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    Thanks so much, Mrs. R! I'm going to look right now.


    Love the talk shows!

    Lisa
     
  5. LayLin

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    One thing we did that helped with sentence fluency was to tape a notecard onto everydesk with two sentences on it that could easily be combined. Then the students combined the sentences to create compound sentences by moving from desk to desk on a timer. One teacher I shared a room with had the kids do every sentence (so 30) I didn't have as much time, so I only had them do 10. You could also do it giving them a simple sentence and having them create a complex sentence. Good luck!
     

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