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OBJECTIVE: WE WILL ADD 2 ICONS TO
OUR WRITER’S TOOLBOX… TRICKY
TRICKS TO IMPROVE OUR STAAR
SCORE!
PRODUCT: I will REVISE A...
PITCHFORKING
What do we notice about this sentence?
My mom made my bed, washed my
laundry and did my dishes.
How might we ...
PITCHFORKING
My mom made my bed, washed my
laundry and did my dishes.

VS
My mom helped me.

We took a simple sentence and...
PITCHFORKING
Pitchfork this four-word sentence.

When I got home,
I had to do my chores.
PITCHFORKING
Especially in our STAAR writing…

Martin Luther King Jr led lots of people.
VS
Martin Luther King Jr led a ma...
THOUGHTS ON PITCHFORKING?
QUESTIONS?
ONE LAST TRY – YOU GIVE IT A “SHOT”
PITCHFORK THIS SENTENCE, YO…. YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE? 

Herman did a lot of bad thi...
NOW… ONTO TRICKITY TRICK # 2
THIS ICON = RENAMING
THIS ICON = RENAMING
BARBIE DOLL
Pink Princess
Little Girl’s Best Friend
Anorexic Role Model
Plastic Plaything
Beauty Budd...
THIS ICON = RENAMING
BARBIE DOLL
Pink Princess
Little Girl’s Best Friend
Anorexic Role Model
Plastic Plaything
Beauty Budd...
EXAMPLE = NOT RENAMING

Barbie is a great toy. Barbie keeps
little girls entertained and is lots of
fun.

Barbie’s clothes...
EXAMPLE = RENAMING Barbie is a great toy. The little Pinkand is
Princess keeps young girls entertained
lots of fun.
This B...
NOW YOU GIVE IT A “SHOT”
Herman Howards
1
2
3
4
5

Be ready to share and steal!
THOUGHTS ON RENAMING?
QUESTIONS?
NOW… THE CLOSING PRODUCT
PRODUCT: REVISE A BODY PARAGRAPH from
yesterday, using our two new icons.

and
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This file was used 11/20. The intent was to add to our writer's toolbox - Renaming Nouns and Pitchforking Sentences. We are working towards improving STAAR writing, and this is an ongoing goal, incorporated into their PI.

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  1. 1. OBJECTIVE: WE WILL ADD 2 ICONS TO OUR WRITER’S TOOLBOX… TRICKY TRICKS TO IMPROVE OUR STAAR SCORE! PRODUCT: I will REVISE A PARAGRAPH from yesterday, using our two new icons WE GONNA PIMP YOUR ESSAY, NOT YOUR RIDE!
  2. 2. PITCHFORKING What do we notice about this sentence? My mom made my bed, washed my laundry and did my dishes. How might we summarize this sentence In four words?
  3. 3. PITCHFORKING My mom made my bed, washed my laundry and did my dishes. VS My mom helped me. We took a simple sentence and split it into 3 parts – details!
  4. 4. PITCHFORKING Pitchfork this four-word sentence. When I got home, I had to do my chores.
  5. 5. PITCHFORKING Especially in our STAAR writing… Martin Luther King Jr led lots of people. VS Martin Luther King Jr led a march to Washington spoke about his dream for the future and helped change national legislation regarding civil rights. , Which is the better “dance” move?
  6. 6. THOUGHTS ON PITCHFORKING? QUESTIONS?
  7. 7. ONE LAST TRY – YOU GIVE IT A “SHOT” PITCHFORK THIS SENTENCE, YO…. YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE?  Herman did a lot of bad things. Be READY to SHARE your BRILLIANCE
  8. 8. NOW… ONTO TRICKITY TRICK # 2
  9. 9. THIS ICON = RENAMING
  10. 10. THIS ICON = RENAMING BARBIE DOLL Pink Princess Little Girl’s Best Friend Anorexic Role Model Plastic Plaything Beauty Buddy
  11. 11. THIS ICON = RENAMING BARBIE DOLL Pink Princess Little Girl’s Best Friend Anorexic Role Model Plastic Plaything Beauty Buddy
  12. 12. EXAMPLE = NOT RENAMING Barbie is a great toy. Barbie keeps little girls entertained and is lots of fun. Barbie’s clothes can be changed. Barbie’s hair can be styled. This kind of fun with Barbie could last for hours. Girls have lots of fun with Barbie, because they get to use their imagination. That is why Barbie is a great toy.
  13. 13. EXAMPLE = RENAMING Barbie is a great toy. The little Pinkand is Princess keeps young girls entertained lots of fun. This Beauty Buddy’s clothes can be changed, her hair can be styled and these kinds of activities could last for hours! BARBIE DOLL Pink Princess Little Girl’s Best Friend Little Girl’s First Fun Role Model Plastic Plaything Beauty Buddy Girls have lots of fun with their pink plastic plaything, because they get to use their imagination! Girls look up to Barbie. She’s a little girl’s first fun role model. That is why Barbie is a great toy.
  14. 14. NOW YOU GIVE IT A “SHOT” Herman Howards 1 2 3 4 5 Be ready to share and steal!
  15. 15. THOUGHTS ON RENAMING? QUESTIONS?
  16. 16. NOW… THE CLOSING PRODUCT PRODUCT: REVISE A BODY PARAGRAPH from yesterday, using our two new icons. and
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