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October 2019

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 [...]

Fall K-1 Unit: There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves

We all love using the Little Old Lady Books in our classrooms! I got to spend the day in kindergarten last week teaching this lesson on recognizing narrative story patterns and stretching out the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Informational Sentences

My friend Mrs. Porter teaches 2nd grade, and she always does the cutest lessons in her class. Today, they were reading nonfiction books about spiders and then writing informational sentences about [...]

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 [...]

Monsters: October K-1 Lesson

This is a fun and engaging lesson using monster books you probably already have in your classroom! I got to spend some time in kindergarten teaching this lesson, and the samples turned out so [...]

October Lessons of the Month

I am SO excited to share the October Lessons of the Month with you! These will be some of my favorites I am sure of! Click on the books below to download your grade level lesson and please, [...]