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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Essay Boot Camp

Columbia University's Reading Writing Project of Teachers College provided an amazing day of professional development for the fifth grade ELA teachers.  Essay Boot Camp was one of the many exciting strategies that came out of our day, along with Literary Debate.

The children have been working spectacularly on thesis and claims, supporting details, textual evidence, and explanations.  They are designing essay introductions and learning the art of "hooks". Next on the list.....conclusions.

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