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6 Best Writing Lessons Ever

by Kylene Reed, on Feb 13, 2020 7:00:00 PM

It is that time of year, where we are beginning to put full pieces together, and I have been working with several grade levels the last two weeks writing introductions …

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Topics:Informational/Expository WritingIntroductionsRubricsEditing & RevisingAssessmentMain IdeaAnnotateAnalyzeAuthenticDescriptiveInformative Verbs

by Kylene Reed, on Jul 24, 2019 9:59:54 PM

Empowering Writers' guides are meant to be used with any topic or unit that you are teaching about. The lessons can be taught with books that you already use in …

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Topics:July 2019Student Writing SamplesGrade 2Editing & RevisingLiterature ConnectionGrades K-1VocabularyAuthenticOral Language

by Kylene Reed, on Jul 9, 2019 2:21:48 PM

There are lots of fun mentor text out there for teaching point of view, but here is a lesson I did in my class, as an independent practice, after teaching …

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Topics:July 2019Student Writing SamplesLiterature ConnectionWriting InstructionAuthenticChartingExtension LessonPoint of View

by Kylene Reed, on Jul 1, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Literal vs. Inferential thinking… Many of our students struggle to move past the literal meaning (What is right there in front of them) to the inferential meaning (What we can …

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Topics:Text AnalysisStudent Writing LessonsNarrative – Literary Analysis TasksAuthenticMiddle GradeSentence StartersResponse to TextInference

by Kylene Reed, on Jun 30, 2019 5:28:09 PM

My students love when I bring breaking news stories and current events into my classroom. Here is an example using an article from the New York Times about the Texas …

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Topics:GrammarWord ReferentsExpository WritingVocabularySentence VarietyAuthenticMiddle GradeDifferentiation

by Kylene Reed, on May 22, 2019 11:13:48 PM

It's tornado season here in the Texas Panhandle, and our 2nd grade students are learning all about these powerful storms. They are using the lessons in their EW Expository guide …

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Topics:ScienceMay 2019Informational/Expository WritingStudent Writing SamplesExpository WritingGrade 2AuthenticAssured Experiences

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 PrepInformational/Expository WritingGrade 4AuthenticModelDetail Generating

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