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How to Improve Student Writing With Writing Checklists

Checklists are used for many academic tasks, and writing is a common one. Are they really effective? Absolutely! This post …
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6 Successful Strategies for Teaching Colonization

Do you need ideas for teaching colonization? Here you will find book suggestions, comprehension ideas, projects, crafts, activities, and more …
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What Happens When You Let Students Lead Your Conferences?

Are you looking for an effective way to conduct parent-teacher conferences? Why not have your students be in charge? Student-led …
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How To Build Character in the Classroom Every Month

Are you looking for ways to build character in the classroom? Bringing character education into your classroom will give children …
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Step-By-Step Reading with Interactive Notebooks

Step-by-Step Reading is a series of effective reading units used in thousands of classrooms. It is full of engaging lessons …
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Step-by-Step Writing Program with Interactive Notebooks

Step-by-Step Writing is an effective writing program used in thousands of classrooms. It is a complete writing curriculum full of …
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5 Essential Things Every Writing Center Needs

When setting up a classroom or homeschool writing center, there are five things that I found useful for writing success …
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How to Teach Theme

Are your students having trouble identifying theme within a story? This step-by-step process scaffolds through several reading comprehension skills to …
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Arctic Region Igloo Craft

Do your social studies standards include studying the indigenous peoples of the Arctic region? A fun way to celebrate their …
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Step-by-Step to Effective Poetry Analysis

Are you looking for ways to help students analyze poetry effectively? This post will share step-by-step ideas to help your …
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Teaching the Character Trait Honesty

Honesty is one of the most important character traits that children should learn and be able to grasp at an …
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A Series of Step-By-Step Writing Mini Lessons

Are you looking for ideas to help your students become successful writers? This post outlines the table of contents for  …
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TEACHING THE CHARACTER TRAIT PERSEVERE

Although any time is a good time to teach children how to persevere, I think of this character trait at …
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Why Language Arts is the Art of Communication

Language arts is one of the most critical components in any youngster’s educational training. It encompasses the various ways that …
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How to Make Poster-Size Anchor Charts from a PDF

Are you lacking the creative skills to draw your own anchor charts? Don’t stress over having a perfectly drawn, colorful …
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17 Ways Kids Can Be Thankful

The holiday season is a time people reflect on gratitude and giving. November especially is the month that many teachers …
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