This pretty much sums up all of my writing instruction through middle and high school. But don't get me wrong, I highly value all that I've learned through this structured writing process. Sometimes, however, I just wish I was given more chances to have free-range on writing assignments...a little room for creativity.
Great anchor chart on Making Predictions!
Seven Steps to the Perfect Story
Tell Me a Story Tuesday
Teaching inference with pictures- I love that the evidence is given to support the inference- "because, since, etc."
Eclectic Educating: Nonfiction Summary - like the nonfiction tips