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Student Samples & Modeled Lesson: Perspective/POV

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, it is NOT too late! This lesson will [...]

September Lessons of the Month

I am so excited about this month's lessons! These are foundational skills that you will be able to change and adapt as you go through your school year! You can scaffold and adapt these lessons for [...]

Swatch Your Tone

Thank you to Rosemarie Aleman and Natalie Hodges who teach 8th grade at Hutto MS for this fun idea! What a great way  to boost vocabulary into our lessons for students to use in their own writing. [...]

The Name Jar- Student Samples

One of my most favorite back to school lessons comes from the book the Name Jar, written and illustrated by Yangsook Choi. Be sure to check out this lesson provided to you by [...]

School Feelings

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. Find this lesson in [...]

Back to School Lessons

WOW! It is hard to believe summer break has come to an end. Tomorrow is my first day back with a new group of over 130 sixth graders. I am excited to get this year started, and I have so many new [...]

Sentence Variety/Types of Sentences

I thought you would all like to have this idea to start the year off! I created this template for my students to use throughout the year to practice writing simple, compound, and complex [...]

NEW ELAR TEKS- Building Oral Language

When I first began teaching, I was in a first-grade classroom at a district that was a big advocate for balanced literacy. As an inexperienced first-year teacher, I was fortunate that  I had an [...]

Feelings- Show Not Tell

Empowering Writers' guides are meant to be used with any topic or unit that you are teaching about. The lessons can be taught with books that you already use in your classroom. At the beginning of [...]

Building Schema

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 vacation! Last week, my husband and I took our [...]