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Writing Friendly Letters for Lower Elementary Students

We know how many students are using email and Word to write and correct their letters.  So, why even teach how to write letters in the “old fashioned way?” “Nothing … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Using Story Maps at the Library?

How many of you take your students to your school’s Library/Media Center and have them look over books and complete a #Story Map while there?  Better yet, why not have … Continue reading

February 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

5 Personal Narratives BANNED From Middle School

If you’re a teacher who requires children to write paragraph narratives and stories, you’ve all read about their animals or their families.  Right?  Then again, we can always use topics … Continue reading

February 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

50 More Playful Sight Word Games

I know I’ve been “on vacation” about putting in posts and it’s not even the Christmas holidays yet!  I also know that most of my readers are really looking forward … Continue reading

November 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Top Ten Stalling Techniques Kids Use to get out of Schoolwork

I know that many of you are beginning to think about the advantages of homeschooling and/or keeping your public school students on task during homework time. The following post by … Continue reading

July 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Do your students need help in their writing skills?

I just saw these #Writing Anchor Charts featured in Twitter by the WeAreTeachers staff. These are useful in all elementary grades. The charts “record strategies, processes, cues, guidelines and other … Continue reading

January 22, 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

How do you build character in your students?

One of the best ways to build positive character in young children during a school day is through literature.  Here’s a website, Comprehension Connection, that always features great ideas for … Continue reading

December 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

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