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Comparing Literature: Rough Face Girl VS. Cinderella

WOW! I never thought this lesson would turn out to be as much as it did, but I was amazed! Last week, my 6th grade students and I went to our Elementary to work with one of the second grade [...]

November Grades 2-4 Lesson of the Month

Look at these cute samples from our 2nd Graders!!! Such a fun lesson. If you haven't downloaded the November lesson of the month for grades 2-4, click here!

First, Next, Last Story Pattern and Social Studies Connection

This was too cute not to share!!! At the end of last week, I visited our first graders to work on story plans focusing on first, next, and last. Their teacher shared with me how she was connecting [...]

Balloons Over Broadway- A Macy's Day Parade Lesson

 I have shared with many of you in my workshops, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade activity that I do. Here it is, all in one place for you to find! Be sure to share your samples with us!! Love [...]

Narrative Writing: Adding the Element of Suspense

This last week, I was able to spend a class period in Mrs. Johnson's 7th grade ELA class. She had been working on the October lesson of the month, writing the main event about riding on Disney's [...]

November Lessons of the Month

I can't believe that it is already November! This school year is flying by. This month, enjoy a few lessons from EW to use in your classroom! The Grade 5-8 lesson can be adapted for any level! I [...]

Narrative Writing - Descriptive Segment: A Bad Case of Stripes

I have had a blast in 2nd grade this week with the book A Bad Case of Stripes

Day One: We read the book and then students helped me chart other ideas that you could have a bad case of! We [...]

Fall K-1 Unit: There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves

We all love using the Little Old Lady Books in our classrooms! I got to spend the day in kindergarten last week teaching this lesson on recognizing narrative story patterns and stretching out the [...]

The Nutty Squirrel: A Narrative Genre Analysis Unit

Don't miss out on this fall unit that is perfect to use in your grade 3-8 classrooms. The Nutty Squirrel unit focuses on students analyzing the narrative genre of writing through the passage The [...]

Analyzing Story Elements

This week, I got to spend a couple of days in Mrs. Elliott's fourth-grade reading class working on story elements. The new Narrative Grade Level guides from EW are amazing!! They not only focus on [...]