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Expository Research Essay Project – Day THREE- The Expository Pillar

Expository Research Essay Project - Day Three

As we begin writing the expository essay using the students’ research on an Arctic animal, we will be following the process piece timeline. These [...]

Expository Research Essay Project – Day TWO - Writing the Riddle

Now your students should be finished with their research and have an abundance of information gathered about their animal.  Not all of this information will be showcased in the riddle activity but [...]

Surviving the first week back!

 

What a wonderful week it has been!

Our first day back to school this January was met with smiling faces and excited kids, ready to see the friends they missed over the winter break!  It was a [...]

Expository Research Essay Project - Day ONE- Researching

Expository Research Essay Project - Arctic Animal

A great way to start back from a long break is by letting your students engage in a fun piece with research!  Students will choose an Arctic animal [...]

Expository Research Essay Project - Let's Get Started!

Expository Research Essay Project - Arctic Animal

To kick off the expository research process piece, I am going to begin with Writing a Suspenseful RiddleArctic Animal.  The riddle lessons are [...]

A New Year

A New Year...

The days are shorter, and the weather is colder as we begin the New Year in our classrooms. Does anyone else struggle to get their students back into a routine and engaged in the [...]

Social Emotional Writing Lesson

I just couldn't pass up the grade 3-5 lesson of the month for February. My 6th graders had a great time, and I learned so much about my students. This is a great social-emotional writing lesson [...]

Presidents' Day Fun

Cross Content Writing

Fun you say???  Writing an Essay???  Yes! My students had a blast learning all about the history of our US Presidents this week.  It was so exciting to see them immersed in [...]

Feelings

Show Don't Tell

Often our students have a hard time describing how they are feeling while in the process of writing a story.  Now, for my students in 6th grade, not only do they have to write what [...]

Black History Month Writing Lessons

I found this great download on TPT!  The articles were perfect for my 6th-grade students.  We annotated the expository piece as a class and wrote a summarizing paragraph about what they expect to [...]