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6 Best Writing Lessons Ever

by Kylene Reed, on Jan 26, 2020 11:00:07 PM

I'm always looking for meaningful bell work that can pack a big teaching point in 5 minutes or less! Last week, my sixth graders were reviewing types of sentences and …

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Topics:GrammarWord ReferentsStudent Writing LessonsStudent Writing SamplesGrade 6Grammar and mechanicsSentence VarietyMiddle Grade

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 Jan 7, 2020 5:40:21 PM

I know, I know... I say this every month, but I am SO excited to share the January lessons with you!!! They are packed with social-emotional lesson connections in a …

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Topics:EW Lesson of the MonthSocial Emotional LessonJanuary 2020Literature ConnectionGrades 2-5Grades K-1Middle GradeModelPick, List, ChooseProcess Writing

by Kylene Reed, on Dec 9, 2019 11:26:17 PM

The December lessons are here! I am so excited to get to do these in my class. We are starting the Grinch descriptive segment tomorrow. More to come! If you …

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Topics:EW Lesson of the MonthElaborative DetailDecember 2019Literature ConnectionGrades 2-5Grades K-1Middle GradeDescriptive Segment

by Kylene Reed, on Nov 6, 2019 1:30:44 AM

This last week, I was able to spend a class period in Mrs. Johnson's 7th grade ELA class. She had been working on the October lesson of the month, writing …

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Topics:October 2019November 2019Narrative WritingSuspenseVocabularyMiddle GradeChartingTransitionMagic of ThreeSenses

by Kylene Reed, on Nov 4, 2019 11:09:20 PM

I can't believe that it is already November! This school year is flying by. This month, enjoy a few lessons from EW to use in your classroom! The Grade 5-8 …

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Topics:November 2019EW Lesson of the MonthStudent Writing LessonsLiterature ConnectionGrades 2-5Grades K-1Middle Grade

by Kylene Reed, on Oct 9, 2019 3:26:54 PM

In your EW guides, section one is all about genre and author's purpose. For me, this is not a skill I teach at the beginning of the year and then …

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Topics:August 2019Back to SchoolAuthor's PurposeMiddle GradeGenre

by Kylene Reed, on Sep 13, 2019 6:23:12 PM

This month, I began the September lesson with an excerpt from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. I began with annotating the sample to find text evidence on his character …

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Topics:September 2019Student Writing SamplesGrade 5Literature ConnectionAnnotateMiddle GradeDescriptive Segment

by Kylene Reed, on Sep 10, 2019 10:41:10 PM

WOW! This lesson definitely pushed my students and I outside of our comfort zones! Who likes bragging on themselves? Especially when you are writing it for all to read! Well …

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Topics:August 2019Back to SchoolSeptember 2019Social Emotional LessonStudent Writing SamplesGrade 5Middle GradeModelChartingPoint of ViewPerspectiveCharacter Traits

by Kylene Reed, on Aug 25, 2019 9:58:35 PM

Check out this cute back to school writing sample from your narrative guides! What Feelings Look Like is one of the staple lessons in narrative writing, taught in every grade …

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Topics:August 2019Back to SchoolElaborative DetailStudent Writing SamplesGrades 2-5FeelingsSentence VarietyMiddle GradeSentence Starters

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