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6 Best Writing Lessons Ever

by Kylene Reed, on Mar 11, 2019 10:12:13 PM

Day One: After reading aloud How To Catch a Leprechaun, the class brainstormed types of traps that they could set to hopefully catch a leprechaun. Next, students wrote a beginning …

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Topics:March 2019

by Kylene Reed, on Mar 11, 2019 10:03:28 PM

We have taught word referents and using powerful vocabulary in our pieces, but as we started looking at some of our 7th-grade benchmark essays we noticed that not always did …

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Topics:March 2019Test Prep

by Kylene Reed, on Mar 4, 2019 3:25:30 PM

I'm sure most of you will be doing some type of writing this month using a similar topic or theme! Be sure to stretch your students' vocabulary by creating a …

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Topics:March 2019

by Kylene Reed, on Mar 4, 2019 3:18:32 PM

Last week, our 4th-grade students took their first writing benchmark for the STAAR test. After going through their pieces we decided that we needed to do a quick mini-lesson on …

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Topics:March 2019

by Kylene Reed, on Mar 4, 2019 3:09:02 PM

Our 5th Grade social studies class has been studying the Civil War, and will soon be writing an essay from the perspective of one side, either North or South. As …

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Topics:February 2019Everyday Writing

by Kylene Reed, on Mar 4, 2019 12:52:53 PM

The March lessons are here! Are you wanting to teach EW skills with your favorite read-aloud books? Be sure to download the lesson of the month to use with your …

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Topics:March 2019

by Kylene Reed, on Feb 22, 2019 5:22:45 PM

Detail Generating Questions I'm always looking for ways to teach my students to give. To be selfless and put others first. To always look for the positive in someone. Well, …

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Topics:February 2019Everyday Writing

by Kylene Reed, on Feb 22, 2019 4:50:16 PM

Research Paper Results WOW! I cannot say enough about how proud I am of all of the writing samples I got to read today! Here are some of the lessons …

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Topics:February 2019January 2019

by Kylene Reed, on Feb 22, 2019 4:40:28 PM

Conclusion Paragraphs So as I wrap up this research process piece that I did with my 4th-grade teacher friends, I begin reflecting back a couple of years to when I …

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Topics:January 2019

by Kylene Reed, on Feb 22, 2019 4:32:04 PM

Offering students a variety of tools to use in their compositions will help keep them away from the same old same old, boring ideas being used over and over again …

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Topics:Everyday WritingJanuary 2019