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6 Best Writing Lessons Ever

by Kylene Reed, on Jan 24, 2020 1:30:47 AM

I have been busy trying to get mid year testing done in my own classroom, but was finally I was able to get going on the grade 2-4 January lesson …

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Topics:EW Lesson of the MonthElaborative DetailSocial Emotional LessonJanuary 2020Word ReferentsStudent Writing LessonsStudent Writing SamplesGrade 3Grade 4Grade 2ModelDetail GeneratingSentence StartersDescriptive Segment

by Kylene Reed, on Jan 9, 2020 8:30:00 PM

My class started the January lesson of the month with a seven day process piece about having a "growth mindset" in 2020. Yesterday, I showed them the vision boards and …

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Topics:Informational/Expository WritingEW Lesson of the MonthSocial Emotional LessonJanuary 2020Grade 4Middle GradeModelPick, List, ChooseProcess WritingProductive QuestionsEssay

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 2019GrammarGrade 4Editing & RevisingExtension Lesson

by Kylene Reed, on Oct 14, 2019 10:23:58 PM

Don't miss out on this fall unit that is perfect to use in your grade 3-8 classrooms. The Nutty Squirrel unit focuses on students analyzing the narrative genre of writing …

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Topics:Kylene's FavoritesFallOctober 2019November 2019Story ElementsStudent Writing LessonsGrade 3Grade 4Grade 5Narrative – Literary Analysis TasksGrades 6-8AnnotateExtension TaskSummarizing

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 ElementsText AnalysisStudent Writing LessonsGrade 4Narrative – Literary Analysis TasksSentence StartersGenreResponse to TextEvidence

by Kylene Reed, on Oct 10, 2019 10:38:54 AM

I say this over and over again, but it is true!! I have to work so hard to be the class that everyone loves to come to. English is not …

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Topics:Kylene's FavoritesOctober 2019Word ReferentsStudent Writing LessonsGrade 3Grade 4Grade 5Grades 6-8Vocabularysentence structureModelDescriptive SegmentArt ConnectionTransitionSenses

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

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 PrepStudent Writing LessonsGrade 4Grades 2-5Main IdeaModelPick, List, Choose

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