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The K-2 Lesson includes a suggested read-aloud along with step-by-step directions to complete an informational piece. Students will be asked to think about kindness and how they can show they’re …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthK-1Grades 2-5Grades K-1

Grades 6-8 will research World Kindness Day and write an informational paragraph about the impact of kindness. They will have a chance to view a video and create a Kindness …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 6-8

Grades 3-5 are going to love our Kindness Rocks! project. This lesson asks them to think about kindness and what it means to be kind. They’ll write an informational paragraph …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 2-5

The standards alignment charts below list the Empowering Writers lessons by section and the standard. Select the grade level and genre to download the standards alignment charts. Grade 2 Informational …

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Topics:MA

Download the files (PDF or XLSX) to see the 2019-2020 Standards alignment for the Getting Ready to Write Guide for Kindergarten and Grade One Writing lessons. Kindergarten Getting Ready to …

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Topics:TEKS Alignment Documents

The TEKS alignment charts for the Narrative and Informational & Opinion writing guides list the TEKS standard and the Empowering Writers lessons that support that standard. To download the TEKS …

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Topics:TEKS Alignment Documents

The standards alignment charts below list the Empowering Writers lessons by section and the standard. Select the grade level and genre to download the standards alignment charts. Grade 2 Informational …

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Topics:Standard Alignment Documents

Get ready to “Stretch out the Middle” in this beginning, middle, end lesson using the Simplified Writing Diamond - the organizational pattern of story. Students will identify the beginning, middle …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthK-1Grades K-1

Your students will be responding to literature using our literary elements cards along with the classic tale by Janell Cannon, Stellaluna. As you read this delightful tale, students will identify …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 6-8Grades 2-5

Your students will be responding to literature using the literary elements reference sheet along with sentence starters to help them frame up their responses in a creative way. They’ll start …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 6-8Grades 2-5

This weekly pacing guide is designed to serve as a guide for teachers in the daily routine of using your narrative and informational resources. This ensures that the necessary skills …

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Topics:Pacing Guides

The scope and sequence documents are designed to serve as a guide for planning your instruction. We have provided two types of pacing guides, monthly and weekly, for both kindergarten …

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Topics:Pacing Guides

Teachers, your students are walking into your classroom with a wide range of abilities. The lesson can be completed in several different ways depending on the developmental levels of your …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthK-1Grades K-1

Using grade appropriate texts, students will skim and scan informational text, locate evidence of a variety of text features and complete the Text Detective slides. Use these slides for whole …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 6-8Grades 2-5

Summer is the time to rest and reflect. These slides are designed to keep your student's writing skills sharp through a series of journal entries. Downloads June 2021 Grade K-8 …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthK-1Grades 6-8Grades 2-5Grades K-1

Students will be learning some of the important vocabulary words associated with opinion writing and sharing their opinions about their favorite season. They’ll use their thumbs up and thumbs down …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthK-1Grades K-1

Students will build on the important vocabulary of opinion/argument writing. They will share their opinions about their favorite season, but go a step further and think about how others might …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 2-5

Students will dive into argument writing as they grapple with the issue: Should we have year-round school? They will learn the vocabulary of argument writing including, claim, issue, supporting details, …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 6-8

Students will read and/or listen to several poems that use imagery as a literary device to allow the reader to visualize a topic or theme. They will then create their …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 6-8

Students will write a diamante poem using a spring theme as the jumping off point. A diamante poem has a specific pattern that students will learn and practice. They will …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 2-5

Students will review the “NO GO” words, listen to several books about spring, and then write a poem using the “NO GO” words. Worms wiggle, flowers bloom, caterpillars crawl! How …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthK-1Grades K-1

Are you looking to provide specific feedback to your students in order to improve their writing? These samples are annotated for the specific skills students applied effectively in their writing …

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Topics:Student Writing LessonsStudent Writing SamplesOpinion Writing

Are you looking to provide specific feedback to your students in order to improve their writing? These samples are annotated for the specific skills students applied effectively in their writing …

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Topics:Narrative WritingStudent Writing LessonsStudent Writing SamplesResource by Grade LevelGrades 2-5

Time for revision! In this robust lesson, students will have the opportunity to go step by step through the revision process to add necessary “VITAMINS” to the weak sentences provided …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 6-8

Do your students ever talk about what they want to be when they grow up? Do they want to milk giraffes? Or be the master of a snail farm? In …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 2-5

Students are going to love this trip to the ocean in the text, Ocean Animals from Head to Tail by Stacey Roderick and Kwanchai Moriya. In this text, they’ll be …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthK-1Grades K-1

Are you looking to provide specific feedback to your students in order to improve their writing? These samples are annotated for the specific skills students applied effectively in their writing …

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Topics:Student Writing LessonsStudent Writing SamplesExpository WritingResource by Grade LevelGrades 2-5Response to TextExpository Student Writing Samples

The theme in this story is friendship. Students will listen to the read-aloud, Enemy Pie by Derek Munson, and think about how the author portrayed the theme. Then, in a …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 6-8

The literature connection for this lesson, Ten Things I Love About You by Daniel Kirk, says it all. Our youngest authors will learn to express themselves as they think about …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthK-1Grades K-1

Mr. Hatch keeps to himself mostly, until one day a mysterious box shows up on his doorstep. This endearing read-aloud, Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch, by Eileen Spinelli will inspire …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 2-5