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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

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

20 Free Learning Packs for Pre-K and Kindergarten

How do you teach and reinforce skills in recognizing the alphabet for Pre-K and Kindergarten?  I just found a wonderful resource on Pinterest via Twitter.  In addition to reading and … Continue reading

November 25, 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

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

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

Alternatives to Traditional Homework

I just saw this chart shared by Allen Shaw on his Leadership in Education site.  He’s with the University of Virginia.  Why not use this type of homework in this Spring … Continue reading

April 12, 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

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