Dozens of elaboration activities help students in grades 58 become better, more self-directed writers. Each activity comes with a half-page of teacher notes offering a clear writing goal, teaching tips, and follow-up ideasand breaks down an aspect of writing into a manageable chunk. Reproducible pages are open-endedenabling students of all abilities and skills to experience success and progress. The activities work well as full lessons, warm-ups, homework assignments, performance assessments, and more. For use with Grades 58.