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February 2019

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 [...]

Results! Expository Research Essay Final Writing Samples

Research Paper Results

WOW!  I cannot say enough about how proud I am of all of the writing samples I got to read today!  Here are some of the lessons that my teacher friends built after following [...]

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 [...]