Made this earlier this week-My ELLs use "ACE" to self-assess their own work and then assess their partner's work. They grade the responses- not me! And they are learning what they are good at and what they need to work on! Bought the chart off of reallygoodstuff.com. It come with a stamp that says "You ACEd it!!!"
5 Short Stories That Will Make You a Better Writer - I selected the five short stories below for their diversity in style and subject matter, but also because each one is a well-crafted story in its own right.
Using a template to begin essays is a great way to get students to BEGIN. Often you will have some who will alter what you have....INCLUDE those in future examples and cite their name as the source! Students love to be recognized and hear people say,"I'm going to use Jennifer's opening..."