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Comparing Literature: Rough Face Girl VS. Cinderella

WOW! I never thought this lesson would turn out to be as much as it did, but I was amazed! Last week, my 6th grade students and I went to our Elementary to work with one of the second grade [...]

November Grades 2-4 Lesson of the Month

Look at these cute samples from our 2nd Graders!!! Such a fun lesson. If you haven't downloaded the November lesson of the month for grades 2-4, click here!

Balloons Over Broadway- A Macy's Day Parade Lesson

 I have shared with many of you in my workshops, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade activity that I do. Here it is, all in one place for you to find! Be sure to share your samples with us!! Love [...]

Narrative Writing: Adding the Element of Suspense

This last week, I was able to spend a class period in Mrs. Johnson's 7th grade ELA class. She had been working on the October lesson of the month, writing the main event about riding on Disney's [...]

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 [...]

Analyzing Story Elements

This week, I got to spend a couple of days in Mrs. Elliott's fourth-grade reading class working on story elements. The new Narrative Grade Level guides from EW are amazing!! They not only focus on [...]