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6 Best Writing Lessons Ever

by Kylene Reed, on Feb 4, 2020 9:44:29 PM

My students need lots of practice when it comes to combining sentences using conjunctions. Not only do they need to be able to identify a compound and complex sentence, but …

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by Kylene Reed, on Dec 13, 2019 12:00:56 AM

This last week my students have been reviewing prepositions. Most of you know that before I taught 6th grade, I spent five years teaching 4th-grade ELAR, which is where I …

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Topics:Everyday WritingDecember 2019Grammar

by Kylene Reed, on Dec 10, 2019 11:21:17 PM

Here is a fun way to practice writing with prepositional phrases. This week my class is reviewing identifying prepositions and using them in their writing. What better way to get …

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Topics:Everyday WritingDecember 2019

by Kylene Reed, on Oct 19, 2019 11:10:46 AM

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 …

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Topics:Everyday WritingKylene's FavoritesOctober 2019Narrative WritingElaborative Detail

by Kylene Reed, on Oct 12, 2019 10:25:50 AM

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!! …

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Topics:Everyday WritingOctober 2019Narrative WritingStory Elements

by Kylene Reed, on Apr 21, 2019 10:38:19 PM

It is that time of year when I begin to reflect on how far my students have come, and what I still need to get done before school is out! …

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Topics:Everyday WritingKylene's FavoritesApril 2019

by Kylene Reed, on Mar 19, 2019 11:30:28 PM

Do you purchase those monthly themed parts of speech worksheets on TPT?? Well this week, my Pre-AP class is creating a color by number activity for my other 6th grade …

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by Kylene Reed, on Mar 19, 2019 9:41:50 PM

As our school begins to prepare for our upcoming state testing, we are not only looking at our weaknesses in writing but also areas that our students scored the lowest …

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Topics:Everyday WritingMarch 2019Test Prep

by Kylene Reed, on Mar 13, 2019 1:05:04 PM

Teaching across genre can appear to be a very daunting task. So can teaching quotations in writing! (insert laughing emoji:)) Here is a quick and simple idea to incorporate them …

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Topics:Everyday WritingMarch 2019Test Prep

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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