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6 Best Writing Lessons Ever

by Kylene Reed, on Feb 24, 2020 5:58:29 PM

Burrr... It sure has been cold up here in the Texas Panhandle! Perfect timing to share our abominable snowman writing descriptive segments. We had a lot of fun writing about …

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Topics:Elaborative DetailDecember 2019GrammarJanuary 2020Word ReferentsFebruary 2020Student Writing LessonsStudent Writing SamplesVocabularySentence Variety

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 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 Nov 12, 2019 11:47:08 PM

I have shared with many of you in my workshops, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade activity that I do. Here it is, all in one place for you to find! …

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Topics:November 2019Narrative WritingElaborative DetailWord ReferentsStudent Writing SamplesLiterature ConnectionDetail GeneratingSentence StartersMedia ConnectionAssured ExperiencesPoint of View

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 Sep 4, 2019 10:14:03 PM

Wow! This turned out to be one of my favorite lessons I’ve done! Have you downloaded the August lesson of the month on point of view and perspective? If not, …

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Topics:August 2019Back to SchoolSeptember 2019Word ReferentsStudent Writing SamplesLiterature ConnectionGrades 2-5ModelMedia ConnectionPoint of ViewPerspective

by Kylene Reed, on Jul 23, 2019 6:30:00 AM

What a busy last few weeks I have had with my family. I worked most of June, and was really looking forward to a little family time on our summer …

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Topics:Social StudiesJuly 2019Word ReferentsStudent Writing LessonsStudent Writing SamplesQuick TipsVocabularyTheme

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

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