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10 Simple Steps to Making Chocolate Bars

Who loves chocolate?  Me me me me me me!!!!!! Did I say me?  Believe it... Read More

Effective Way to Teach Students How to Give Book Report Presentations!

Do you have trouble keeping students’ attention during book report presentations?  Are your students ever... Read More

Headbandz Social Studies Review

We had so much fun today!  We all needed to get up and moving around,... Read More

Valentine’s Day Sweet Parts of Speech

Here is a cute way to have your students practice parts of speech around Valentine’s... Read More

Martin Luther King Jr. Activity

Since we were gone for two weeks and it is a new year, I wanted... Read More

More Writing Lessons for Narrative Writing

Click HERE for an updated Prewriting blog post!  ... Read More

Guest Post with Rachel Lynette

I am so excited to see my post on Rachel Lynette’s site! Go to Rachel’s... Read More

Topic Sentences and Relevant Details

Click here for an updated post on TOPIC SENTENCES! Click here for an updated post... Read More

Fragments and Run-ons for Interactive Notebooks

Click here for an updated post on FRAGMENTS! Click here for an updated post on... Read More

Archaeology Dig- Fun!!!

Before I tell you about this motivating project, I have to tell you about the... Read More

Writing Process Using Narrative Writing

Click here for an updated post: WRITING PROCESS!... Read More

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

Click here for an updated post on GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS!... Read More

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