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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


Are you looking for some writing prompts that are related to an April theme? You’ve... 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


Are you looking for an effective way to organize your students’ interactive writing notebooks and... Read More

October Books for Upper Elementary

Are you looking for great literature to introduce to your students in the month of... Read More

7 Ways to Teach Cause and Effect

Are you looking for ways to teach cause and effect? I love to think outside... Read More

How to Get Your Students Writing!

Do you want your students writing more? These three ways will get your students writing!... Read More

Classroom Must Haves: Things I Can’t “Picture” Myself Teaching Without

When it comes to organizing and planning a classroom, every teacher has a few items... Read More

Classroom Supplies I Couldn’t Live Without

These supplies have saved my day over and over again in my classroom.   Although... Read More