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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


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

Back to School- End of Year Time Capsules

If you came to this site, you either purchased the time capsule activity and are... Read More

10 Ideas to Teach Deeper Meaning in the Content Areas

If you’re looking for ideas on how to teach deeper meaning in content areas, then... Read More

Civil War Timeline

Are you teaching the Civil War? This Civil War timeline is in chronological order that... Read More

How to Know Your Students Are Reading Each Night

How do you know if the students are actually reading each night?  For years, I... Read More

How to Teach Text Evidence

Are your students having trouble finding answers and citing evidence in their reading? This STEP-BY-STEP... Read More

12 February Ideas for Literacy Centers

Do you want cute ideas for February to use in your literacy centers? Keep reading... Read More

How My Students Passed the Writing Test with Flying Colors!

Are your students struggling in writing? Do you want to transform your reluctant writers into... Read More

8 Engaging Writing Activities for January

Students will be coming back from holiday break and ready to learn! Start planning different... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #34- Usage

Are you looking for ways to help your students with USAGE in their sentence writing?... Read More