Posts filed under: Writing

What is the Difference Between Narrative, Opinion, and Informative Writing?

In order to compose a clear and concise paper, a writer greatly benefits by jump-starting...

HUGE LIST OF ENGAGING READING RESPONSE ACTIVITIES BASED ON LEARNING STYLES

In terms of writing, this may be where many parents find themselves really butting heads...

20 Mentor Texts that Reveal the Power of Positive Thinking

“You do not find the happy life. YOU MAKE IT.” – Camilla Eyring Kimball Deadlines,...

3 Reasons Why You Should Teach Academic Vocabulary

Vocabulary instruction is something that many teachers struggle to include in their busy schedules. Best...

A Collection of Mentor Texts Ideal for Teaching Poetry Elements

“Keep A Poem In Your Pocket” In her first two stanzas, Beatrice Schenk de Regniers...

Effective Mentor Texts to Help Students See Proper Punctuation

Let’s Eat Grandma!  What??! So, so sorry, dear reader. Please pardon my mistake. I wasn’t...

How to Effectively Use Mentor Texts in the Classroom

Mentor texts have made my life as a teacher so much easier! They provide skillful,...

DO YOU NEED VIBRANT MENTOR TEXT TO TEACH WORD CHOICE?

Teaching students how to use Word Choice in their writing can be difficult. Often times...

Revising and Editing: What is the Difference?

Revise or Edit?  Potayto, Potahto? “You like potayto, I like potahto; you like tomayto, I...