Empowering Writers

Toolbox: Narrative

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Argumentative – Rubric

When rubrics were first introduced in education the initial reaction from teachers was along the lines of, “Yes! This is just what I need!” Quickly followed by a panicked, “How am I going to create rubrics for everything I teach?” Here’s the good news, there are a lot of pre-created rubrics that can be tweaked […]



Comprehensive Narrative Writing Guide – Grade 4-8 – Scope & Sequence

In my school we used to say, tongue-in-cheek, that our over-all approach to writing was “curriculum by folktale”. Our building had been closed for many years and recently reopened, bringing together educators from the thirteen existing schools throughout the district. And everyone brought with them the writing lessons they’d made their own. The result was […]


Comprehensive Narrative Writing Guide – Grade 2-3 – Scope & Sequence

In my school we used to say, tongue-in-cheek, that our over-all approach to writing was “curriculum by folktale.” Our building had been closed for many years and recently reopened, bringing together educators from the thirteen existing schools throughout the district. And everyone brought with them the writing lessons they’d made their own. The result was […]