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Sentence Variety and Word Choice: Abominable Snowman

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 these winter [...]

Analyzing Your Students' Introductions

It is that time of year, where we are beginning to put full pieces together, and I have been working with several grade levels the last two weeks writing introductions. As writing teachers, we [...]

When I Flip,YOU Flip,WE flip...

 As writers, I want my students to be able to showcase skills that they learn in my class in each piece of writing they do. A good writer shouldn't have only one go to tool that they use in their [...]

Sale Time!!

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! 

February Lessons of the Month

It is my favorite time of the month when I get to share my favorite lessons with you!! I hope you "Fall in Love" with them as much as I did:)) FYI... my sixth graders just finished the grades 2-4 [...]

Types of Conjunctions Practice

My students need lots of practice when it comes to combining sentences using conjunctions. Not only do they need to be able to identify a compound and complex sentence, but they also need to be [...]

Brave Irene Student Samples- You Want This Lesson!

     How are your students in analytical writing? How about reading a story and actually understanding the author's purpose and story elements? I couldn't help but share these second grade Brave [...]

Practice with Coordinating Conjunctions

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 conjunctions. For bell work, [...]

January Lesson: The Most Perfect Snowman Modeled Lesson and Student Samples

     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 this week in Mrs. Porter's class. I love, [...]

The Lonely Snowflake- K-1 Lesson

The Lonely Snowflake was hit today in kindergarten. We started the lesson off by sorting the book cover into the narrative category on their genre chart and talking about how we knew that this was [...]