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Grade 2-5 students will be creating their own personalized “baseball” card showcasing their accomplishments in a sport or hobby that they enjoy. Follow the step by step procedure that includes …

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Grades 2-5 will focus on word referents in poetry - after all April is National Poetry Month. These poems will begin with researching a topic and then focus on developing …

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This month students will be able to practice effective constructed response with a variety of texts. These lessons will utilize the texts we provide, but the steps can be used …

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In grades 2-5, students will also be asking focused research questions and be introduced to the Golden Bricks - powerful pieces of information - to include in a creative tri-fold …

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Grades 2-5 students will be writing a Science Riddle using any of your own science topics. Learning about a topic and then using that knowledge to inform writing is a …

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Students in grades 2-5 will be writing a main event using this summary statement: I got trapped in a snow globe. The menu for main event strategies is included as …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 2-5

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 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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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

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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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 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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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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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

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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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

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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In this engaging lesson, students will read Chris Britt’s The Most Perfect Snowman to determine what made Drift so special. This is a great way to incorporate social emotional learning …

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Is a Yeti real? How do you know if you’ve found one? In this lesson, students will listen to the read-aloud, No Yeti Yet by Mary Ann Fraser, and then …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 2-5

Turkey is in trouble. Bad trouble. The kind of trouble where it's almost Thanksgiving . . . and you're the main course. After many hilarious attempts, Turkey comes up with …

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In this lesson students will listen to the story, Crankenstein by Samantha Berger. As they listen, they'll be thinking about how you know how someone feels by paying attention to the body …

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In this lesson students will learn to identify the productive questions that author's use to generate specific elaborative detail and then use those questions to generate a segment of their own …

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Students will identify with emotions they feel at different times in their lives. Then they will brainstorm how to make negative emotions change to positive ones. Supporting Resource: Narrative Comprehensive …

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In this lesson, students will do a little research about some of their favorite bugs! The lesson includes an embedded video about bugs as well as links to websites for …

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This month, enjoy a fun and engaging lesson on what your students want to be when they grow up. It’s Show-and-Tell time in Mrs. Krupp’s class , and Billy just …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 2-5

A favorite of many, this book holds a special place in our hearts. This month, use it to bring joy all over your school while practicing one of EW’s staple …

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If you do not have this book in your personal library, it is a must-buy! Such a sweet story about kindness, friendship, and giving to bring to your students this …

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Do you have a favorite winter craft that you love making this time of year? With Empowering Writers, any craft can be made into an engaging writing activity! This month, …

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GOBBLE, GOBBLE… Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and we are all pulling out the turkey books! This November, begin analyzing story elements with your students using this comical story …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 2-5