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Writing Process Using Narrative Writing

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Interactive Notebook for 3rd Grade

This STEP-BY-STEP WRITING® PROGRAM IS A COMPLETE WRITER’S WORKSHOP PROGRAM with engaging lessons (scripted), anchor charts,... Read More

Ideas for Writing

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Paragraph Writing

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Graphic Organizer

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Reading Bulletin Boards for the Year

Hello!  I am still here!  I had to take a little hiatus and have a... Read More

Weekly Teaching Idea- Prefix, Suffix, Stem

I have been working on a unit because I want to reteach prefixes, suffixes, and... Read More

Guide Words

Do your students struggle with the concept of finding words on the same page as... Read More


This is the perfect time of year to teach limericks!  Leprechauns and St. Patty fun!... Read More

Common Core Reading Log for 3rd Quarter

Do you need a new reading log?  Half-way through last quarter I got tired (or... Read More

Santa’s Similes

I can’t believe Christmas is right around the corner!  It is the most exciting time... Read More

Mystery Book Report- 5 Steps

My students love mysteries! After my fourth graders picked a good mystery book and read... Read More

Nursery Rhyme Mysteries

These were so stinkin fun!  I started off by telling my fourth graders they were... Read More