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6 Best Writing Lessons Ever

by Kylene Reed, on Apr 3, 2019 9:48:27 PM

Today our fourth graders continued building off of yesterday's main idea sort. In this 20 minute lesson, the groups wrote a main idea sentence for each main idea blurb on …

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Topics:Test PrepApril 2019

by Kylene Reed, on Apr 2, 2019 9:35:57 PM

Hello fellow Texas teachers! It is impossible to predict the prompt that your fourth and seventh-grade students will be given for STAAR this year. The key is to expose students …

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Topics:Test PrepApril 2019

by Kylene Reed, on Mar 26, 2019 5:24:42 PM

Hey, Hey 7th grade teachers!! Are you looking for a revising and editing guide that you and your students will LOVE?? EW just released the 7th Grade Revising and Editing …

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Topics:March 2019Test Prep

by Kylene Reed, on Mar 25, 2019 11:47:44 AM

As the 4th graders prepared to write to the new prompt "A hobby you are involved in," we looked at the difference between just writing down information or really making …

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Topics:March 2019Test Prep

by Kylene Reed, on Mar 25, 2019 11:43:24 AM

After looking at the new topic that the 4th graders at our school were going to be writing to next, we noticed how easy it would be for students to …

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Topics:March 2019Test Prep

by Kylene Reed, on Mar 21, 2019 10:32:30 PM

Testing, testing, ONE.TWO.THREE. Our fourth graders needed a little reminder of one of the first rules in writing detail sentences. NO GROCERY LISTS!! I just happened to walk into Mrs. Reynolds' …

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Topics:March 2019Test Prep

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 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