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Teaching Point of View

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 the skill through those great read aloud [...]

A Little Red, White, & Blue

"Children in the United States of America have been reciting the Pledge of Allegiance since 1892 - and for about that long, they’ve found its big words confusing. Now, beloved children’s book [...]

Analytical Thinking

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 learn that is not [...]

Breaking News & Current Events

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 [...]

Making EW Your Own

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 where I got to spend a few days [...]

Multicultural Lessons For Your Classroom

Summertime is the perfect chance to start adding books to your classroom library! One of my most favorite back to school lessons comes from the book the Name Jar, written and illustrated by Y [...]

Preparing Your Classroom

WOW! This summer is already going by so fast! I hope you all are having a relaxing vacation. I have been busy as can be spreading my love for reading and writing with as many people as I can. In [...]

Side By Side Book Covers

Each year, I always begin with section one in my EW Expository/Opinion Guide focusing on author's purpose and genre. Here is one of my most favorite lessons that I introduce when school begins and [...]

Changing Standards

If you are a teacher in Texas, you are well aware that our TEKS are changing next year for ELAR. And if you are a teacher period, you know that changing standards is an ongoing process that [...]

No Go Words in Expository Writing

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 when writing about the [...]