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5 Ways to Motivate Students in the Classroom

If you are looking for 5 ways to motivate your students in the classroom, you... Read More


  UNDERSTANDING DYSLEXIA Myth- Letter reversals is the main sign of dyslexia. Truth- Dyslexia is... Read More

30+ Things I Wish I Knew My First Years of Teaching

If you are like me, I wanted to be a ROCKSTAR in my first years... Read More

How to Improve Student Writing With Writing Checklists

Checklists are used for many academic tasks, and writing is a common one. Are they... Read More

6 Successful Strategies for Teaching Colonization

Do you need ideas for teaching colonization? Here you will find book suggestions, comprehension ideas,... Read More

How To Build Character in the Classroom Every Month

Are you looking for ways to build character in the classroom? Bringing character education into... Read More

Step-By-Step Reading with Interactive Notebooks

Step-by-Step Reading is a series of effective reading units used in thousands of classrooms. It... Read More

Step-by-Step Writing® Program with Interactive Notebooks

This STEP-BY-STEP WRITING® IS A COMPLETE WRITER’S WORKSHOP PROGRAM with all the tools needed for... Read More

5 Essential Things Every Writing Center Needs

When setting up a classroom or homeschool writing center, there are FIVE things that I... Read More

How to Teach Theme

Are your students having trouble identifying theme within a story? This step-by-step process scaffolds through... Read More

Step-by-Step to Effective Poetry Analysis

Are you looking for ways to help students analyze poetry effectively? This post will share... Read More

Teaching the Character Trait Honesty

Honesty is one of the most important character traits that children should learn and be... Read More

A Series of Step-By-Step Writing® Mini Lessons

Are you looking for ideas to help your students become successful writers? This post outlines... Read More


Although any time is a good time to teach children how to persevere, I think... Read More

Why Language Arts is the Art of Communication

Language arts is one of the most critical components in any youngster’s educational training. It... Read More

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... Read More

Why Language Arts is Integral to STEM

Every generation has its own idea about how to educate children and prepare them for... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #38 on Final Copies

Are your students ready to write a final copy? It is the step following peer... Read More