6-Trait Overview for this Lesson:
The focus trait in this writing assignment is idea development; an original and detail-filled story is what students will be encouraged to create. The support trait in this assignment is word choice; DeTerlizzi celebrates his love of words by creating new ones that don't even really exist, and students can be encouraged to try this same technique.
Recipient of the NNWP's
Excellent Writing Lesson Award:
Because of the quality of its resources and ideas, this WritingFix lesson was selected by the Northern Nevada Writing Project as January 2010's Writing Lesson of the Month. It was e-mailed to thousands of teachers who are members of the NNWP's Writing Lesson of the Month Teacher Network.
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