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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... 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

17 Ways Kids Can Be Thankful

The holiday season is a time people reflect on gratitude and giving. November is the... 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

Writing Mini Lesson #37 on Peer Reflections

Do your students particpate in peer reflections? Peer reflection is a step in writing process... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #36 on Spelling

Are you looking for teaching ideas for proofreading spelling? Students should edit their rough drafts... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #35 on Punctuation

Are you looking for ideas to teach PUNCTUATION to your students?  This post will review... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #33 on Capitalization

Do your students need help learning rules for capitalization and symbols for proofreading in their... Read More

An Easy Way to Build Good Character in the Classroom

Building good character in the classroom is essential in today’s society. Many parents are teaching... Read More


Do your standards cover mythological allusions? If so, this is the right place for you!... Read More

How to Teach Inference

With the Common Core Standards in place, students are being asked more and more to... Read More

May Writing Prompts

Are you looking for oodles of writing prompts for the month of May? You came... Read More

Strategies to Teach Text-Dependent Analysis (TDA)

Many states have adopted a TDA (Text Dependent Analysis) style assessment for the writing component... Read More

7 Writing Activities for March

Dear Teachers, although the following writing activities for March are resources in my store, I... Read More

An Easy Reading Response System for Accountability

Reading Response skills and strategies are important for students to have a better understanding of... Read More