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08.19.14 Hochman’s ‘But, Because, So’ Sentence Expansion Activity

Been reading through Judith Hochman’s Teaching Basic Writing Skills. Very compelling!  In it, she describes the power of writing as the most rigorous and challenging skill to learn, and wisely advises intense, consistent intentionality in teaching it- that is, not just having kids ‘write a lot’ but having them learn to create the basic forms of…