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by Empowering Writers is a powerful tool for teachers and curriculum leaders – an interactive 360-degree online resource that combines professional development, digital teaching tools, how-to demonstration videos and direct to student content.  Take me there!

Everyday writing

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 [...]

Connotation: How Words Feel

Our 5th Grade social studies class has been studying the Civil War, and will soon be writing an essay from the perspective of one side, either North or South.  As a precursor to the whole essay [...]

Spread the Love - Detail Generating Questions

Detail Generating Questions

I'm always looking for ways to teach my students to give. To be selfless and put others first.  To always look for the positive in someone.  Well, this book has touched [...]

Expository Research Essay Project – Day Five & Six - Main Idea and Detail Sentences

Offering students a variety of tools to use in their compositions will help keep them away from the same old same old, boring ideas being used over and over again.  Students began by writing their [...]

Prepositions Practice!

Here is a fun way to practice writing with prepositional phrases.

Martin Luther King/Black History Month- Vocabulary Lesson

Vocabulary, Vocabulary, Vocabulary…

As I look through scored state writing tests, students who had a variety of vocabulary and word choice scored at a much higher level than those students who [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]