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Test Prep- Connecting with Details

As the 4th graders prepared to write to the new prompt "A hobby you are involved in," we looked at the difference between just writing down information or really making a connection with your [...]

Test Prep- Broadening Your Topic

After looking at the new topic that the 4th graders at our school were going to be writing to next, we noticed how easy it would be for students to get hung up on a specific topic.  Example topics [...]

Test Prep- Well Elaborated Details

Testing, testing, ONE.TWO.THREE.  Our fourth graders needed a little reminder of one of the first rules in writing detail sentences. NO GROCERY LISTS!!  I just happened to walk into Mrs. Reynolds' [...]

Need a GT extension activity??

Do you purchase those monthly themed parts of speech worksheets on TPT?? Well this week, my Pre-AP class is creating a color by number activity for my other 6th grade classes to complete! They [...]

March Descriptive Segments 2nd Grade

2nd Grade descriptive segments are decorating our halls at the elementary!

Summarizing... Are you struggling??

As our school begins to prepare for our upcoming state testing, we are not only looking at our weaknesses in writing but also areas that our students scored the lowest on the reading test as well. [...]

Quote Me

Teaching across genre can appear to be a very daunting task. So can teaching quotations in writing! (insert laughing emoji:)) Here is a quick and simple idea to incorporate them together into one [...]

My Leprechaun Escaped! K-1 Modeled Lesson

This week I got to sit in and watch Mrs. Gross teach the K-1 March lesson. It was so cute, and the students loved it!! Click the links below to watch the modeled lesson!

How to Catch a Leprechaun

Day One:

After reading aloud How To Catch a Leprechaun, the class brainstormed types of traps that they could set to hopefully catch a leprechaun. Next, students wrote a beginning for their story. [...]

Test Prep - Word Choice

We have taught word referents and using powerful vocabulary in our pieces, but as we started looking at some of our 7th-grade benchmark essays we noticed that not always did the vocabulary or [...]