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6 Best Writing Lessons Ever

by Kylene Reed, on Mar 6, 2020 7:08:54 AM

As the year winds down, many of you are now in preparation for your state testing. Benchmarks are finished and now we are deciding where we go from here? What …

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Topics:Informational/Expository WritingIntroductionsMarch 2020Student Writing SamplesExpositoryTopicAssessmentBenchmarksMain Idea

by Kylene Reed, on Feb 10, 2020 10:44:42 PM

Moving Sale! Empowering Writers is moving to a new warehouse and we need to clear off our shelves by the end of this week, so order fast! Ya'll some of …

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Topics:Kylene's FavoritesElaborative DetailExpositoryNarrativeOpinionGraphic OrganizersK-1sentence structureDescriptivePosters

by Kylene Reed, on Jul 26, 2019 10:35:11 PM

When I first began teaching, I was in a first-grade classroom at a district that was a big advocate for balanced literacy. As an inexperienced first-year teacher, I was fortunate …

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Topics:July 2019Super Writing LessonsExpositoryNarrativeQuick TipsGrades 2-5Vocabularywriting across the curriculumMiddle GradeExtension LessonState StandardsOral LanguageStandards Alignment

by Kylene Reed, on Jun 24, 2019 12:54:00 AM

This summer I am extremely lucky to get to be sharing my love for reading and writing with teachers all around. This last week, I was in Fort Smith, Arkansas …

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Topics:June 2019ExpositoryNarrativeOpinionQuick TipsK-1 Writing AlignmentChartingThemeExtension LessonOral Language

by Kylene Reed, on May 22, 2019 11:47:45 PM

Our first grade classes create an expository book about an animal that they research each year in May. This year, my class teamed up to help them increase their vocabulary …

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Topics:ScienceMay 2019Student Writing SamplesExpositoryGrades K-1

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