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How Can You Make Their Writing More Interesting?

Are you a teacher of Writing Skills?  Are you a Home School parent? Are you preparing your students for their semi-annual writing samples? Are they bored yet? I know you’re … Continue reading

February 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

How do you get your students to think and discuss during book reading?

It seemed that I always had one student who just wanted to always be involved in my Center or Classroom discussions, but what about the other 17?  They instinctively knew … Continue reading

September 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Text Evidence? Debate for Inspiration? Deep Thinkers? Are you sure?

Crunch time is here! We’re in the last days before end of the year achievement tests. Don’t panic! I just found a great blog, weareteachers.com, that will give you some … Continue reading

January 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Free Creative Writing Lessons K-8

Are you running out of ideas to teach your students how to compose and edit writing in areas such as opinions, compare/contrast, writing a book review, etc.?  As a former … Continue reading

December 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

What are Main Idea Questions?

I know that this school year is winding down.  You’re exhausted and you’re students are “out there somewhere!”  Keep this link.  It has some really good ideas about how to … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Best APPs For Students, Parents, Teachers in Education

I just found this website that contains hundreds of apps for children, parents, and teachers.  I have never seen such a list before!  Thank you, Katie Williams for publishing this … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Individual Students Responsible for their Own Success?

The answer is yes!  During the last 5 years of my teaching 3rd grade, I required my students to analyze their own test data to help them understand their responsibility … Continue reading

April 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Transformers, the Pact, and the Restart your Engine

I know that quite a few of my readers are really looking forward to Spring Break, especially if you’re a teacher!  So, I thought I’d just share some encouraging thoughts … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Recipe for a Short Essay?

I know that almost all of you are getting reading for state achievement tests.  Most,  if not all,  of these tests require answers to essay questions. One of my friends … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

How can you get your students to read faster?

I just saw this YouTube from Dr. Johnson giving specific ideas on how to have a student become responsible for increasing their own fluency rates. He’s included suggestions about including … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

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