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Rock and Write

Rock and Write!  Rockin Resources is well known for our writing products.  Pam always liked to write and teach writing.  She has used numerous writing programs over her 26 years... Read More

Test Prep Tips and Strategies

Test Prep Tips and Strategies I’ve been fortunate to be a part of two upper elementary groups of amazingly talented teachers.  I’ve written a post on each site to go... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #14- Graphic Organizers for Narrative Writing

Now that the prompt has been introduced and students brainstormed ideas for the prompt, it is time for Writing Mini Lesson #14- Graphic Organizers for Narrative Writing. This mini lesson... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #13- Setting Writing Goals

Before moving on in the writing process, it is a great place to have students create a writing goal.  This post will explain writing goals, how to choose a writing... Read More

Mini Lesson #12- Task, Purpose, Audience for Narrative Writing

This post will give teachers and homeschool parents ideas to help students understand the task at hand, the purpose for students’ writing, and the audience who will be reading their... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #11- Prewriting for Narrative Essay

Are you ready to give your students a narrative writing prompt but don’t know where to start? The first step of the writing process is prewriting.  This post will focus... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #10- 3 Steps to Prepare for Narrative Writing

Are you getting ready to teach narrative writing?  This post will give you 3 steps to prepare for narrative writing and is ideal for any writing curriculum that includes narrative... Read More

Christmas Around the World Web Quest and More!

Coming off of Thanksgiving break and knowing that Christmas is all around us, it is often difficult to keep my little elves motivated to learn.  I like to find interesting... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #9- The Writing Process

What is the writing process? The writing process is a way to promote successful writers. It provides steps for students to use when writing. Every writing program out there will... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #8- Table of Contents and Progress Grade for Notebooks

Are you looking for ideas for a table of contents for interactive writing notebooks?  These ideas are ideal for any writing curriculum and are a part of a series of... Read More

Secret Garden Unit Revised!

I am so stinking excited to teach Secret Garden this year.  I took my old version of the unit activities and completely did a facelift!  You won’t even recognize it!... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #6- Relevant Details

Do you need ideas for teaching students about RELEVANT DETAILS? This writing mini-lesson will provide ideas for teaching students about writing relevant details in a paragraph including TRANSITION WORDS to... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #4- Run-On Sentences

Are your students writing run-on sentences? This lesson will focus on how to correct them. These ideas are ideal for any writing curriculum and are a part of a series... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #3- Fragments

Are your students writing in fragments? Often times students will write an incomplete sentence and it will cause confusion to the reader and disrupt the flow of the paragraph. These ideas... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #2- Complete Sentences

This lesson will focus on writing COMPLETE SENTENCES using subjects and predicates. Writing in complete sentences is the first basic writing lesson every student should learn. Sentence structure is important... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson 1- Brainstorming for Interactive Notebooks

Are you looking for ideas to help your students become successful writers? This post begins a series 30+ writing mini lessons that has proven to help students write effectively. It... Read More

Teaching Techniques for Writing

Techniques for Teaching Writing In order to have an effective writing program, it is important to use a variety of teaching techniques. Modeled Writing Use the think-aloud strategy-  Talk aloud as... Read More

Hall Display to Last through the Year!

Every morning, before your students walk into your classroom, they pass through the hallways of your building. What do the walls look like? If you’re looking for a way to spruce... Read More