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Informational Sentences

My friend Mrs. Porter teaches 2nd grade, and she always does the cutest lessons in her class. Today, they were reading nonfiction books about spiders and then writing informational sentences about [...]

I Want Candy: A Descriptive Segment Lesson Your Students Will Love

I say this over and over again, but it is true!! I have to work so hard to be the class that everyone loves to come to. English is not at the top of students' favorite subject. I'm pretty sure it [...]

Monsters: October K-1 Lesson

This is a fun and engaging lesson using monster books you probably already have in your classroom! I got to spend some time in kindergarten teaching this lesson, and the samples turned out so [...]

Foundation for Every Lesson this Year!! Genre Sort

In your EW guides, section one is all about genre and author's purpose. For me, this is not a skill I teach at the beginning of the year and then never talk about again! I want my students to [...]

October Lessons of the Month

I am SO excited to share the October Lessons of the Month with you! These will be some of my favorites I am sure of! Click on the books below to download your grade level lesson and please, [...]

Adding a Non Fiction Piece to Your Narrative Lessons

For me, Empowering Writers has made it so easy to teach all genres all the time in my classroom. Incorporating all genres into your lessons truly shows the depth of knowledge that students have [...]

Beginning, Middle, End: Starting Foundational Skills in Kindergarten

Our kindergarten class used the simplified narrative diamond to draw the beginning, middle, and end for the book Pumpkin Town.

September K-1 Student Samples

Fall is my favorite time of year, and I had a great time teaching the September lesson of the month in one of our first grade classrooms! Check out some of my modeled charts from the lesson. If [...]

Book Character Analysis-

This month, I began the September lesson with an excerpt from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory .I began with annotating the sample to find text evidence on his character traits and personal [...]

Social Emotional Lesson- How Do You Want Others to View You?

WOW! This lesson definitely pushed my students and I outside of our comfort zones! Who likes bragging on themselves? Especially when you are writing it for all to read! Well this social-emotional [...]