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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Free Five Paragraph Essay Instruction

Many students struggle with writing and find the required steps both confusing and overwhelming. However, learning the "formula" behind an excellent essay can make the process of writing a relative breeze!

Engage Your Students in the Creative Process:
I often help my students to develop metacognitive skills by asking them to create their own graphic organizers or manuals that can guide them through the sequence of steps required to complete an activity.  What's more, when they are apart of the creative process, I find that they are more engaged as well as apt to use and share the resources.

Prezi Makes Learning Fun and Memorable:
Many of our students are masters on computers, and they love to learn about new technologies that can make learning both memorable and fun.  Prezi is an online site that allows anyone to create engaging and dynamic presentations!  They have some wonderful templates, or you can just create your own.  It's easy to learn and whenever I need help, there is a quick and simple video to answer my questions.  Just this week, I've had fun creating some presentations that I have made free to the public.

Here is a link to my Free Five Paragraph Essay on Prezi.  Just click on the image below to view it:

I hope you enjoy it and I would love to hear your thoughts!!
Dr. Erica Warren is the author, illustrator and publisher of multisensory educational materials at Good Sensory Learning and Dyslexia Materials.  She is also the director of Learning to Learn and Go Dyslexia, in Ossining, NY.  To learn more about her products and services, you can go to https://godyslexia.com/www.goodsensorylearning.comwww.dyslexiamaterials.com & www.learningtolearn.biz  
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