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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 [...]

Student Samples - The Love Monster

Second Grade Writing Samples

I never knew how cute this lesson was going to be when I wrote it!  Classes all over my school have taught it this month and the student samples are SO cute!  Not to [...]

Stretching Myself

This quote is something that my principal is always saying to us.  Well today, I was pushed WAY outside of my comfort zone, as I worked with one of my coworkers who teaches 8th-grade social [...]

December Writing Lesson for Grades 5-8

December Writing Lesson for Middle School Grade 5-8

This month students worked on the usage of pronouns and their antecedents using holiday songs!  FWI... This editing and revising lesson can be [...]

December Writing Lesson for K1 Classrooms

Have Yourself A Hairy Little Christmas K-1 Writing Lesson

This month our K-1 students practiced using descriptive adjectives in their writing using this fun book.

December Writing Lesson for Grades 2-4

Reindeer of the Year 2018! Writing Lesson

Do you have a favorite reindeer??  Students in Mrs. Dixon's 4th-grade class got to choose their favorite reindeer and tell what talents made their [...]