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Narrative Writing - Descriptive Segment: A Bad Case of Stripes

I have had a blast in 2nd grade this week with the book A Bad Case of Stripes

Day One: We read the book and then students helped me chart other ideas that you could have a bad case of! We [...]

The Nutty Squirrel: A Narrative Genre Analysis Unit

Don't miss out on this fall unit that is perfect to use in your grade 3-8 classrooms. The Nutty Squirrel unit focuses on students analyzing the narrative genre of writing through the passage The [...]

I Want Candy: A Descriptive Segment Lesson Your Students Will Love

I say this over and over again, but it is true!! I have to work so hard to be the class that everyone loves to come to. English is not at the top of students' favorite subject. I'm pretty sure it [...]

Side By Side Book Covers

Each year, I always begin with section one in my EW Expository/Opinion Guide focusing on author's purpose and genre. Here is one of my most favorite lessons that I introduce when school begins and [...]

It's A Writing Party!

Last week, our Elementary celebrated all of the success we have had in writing across grade levels K-4 this year. ELAR teachers came together to share student samples, stories, special moments, [...]

Before and After Samples

It is that time of year when I begin to reflect on how far my students have come, and what I still need to get done before school is out! As I was looking through some of my beginning and mid year [...]

March Madness in My Classroom = Happy Students

 

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 [...]