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Grammar Fir Tree Activity (3–8)

In this grammar activity, each part of the tree, and its decorations, coincide with a part of speech or punctuation marks... Continue Reading

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Ideas To Get Students Writing Every Day

One of the most efficient ways to improve student writing is to write daily. To ensure writing occurs daily in my classroom I've implemented the quickwrite strategy. A quickwrite is a literacy strategy that can be used across all subject areas to develop writing fluency... Continue Reading

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Professional Development: What “Counts” As Writing?

Last summer, I had the wonderful opportunity to work as a Teacher Consultant with the Wyoming Writing Project and co-presented a session on “Reading & Writing as Argument” at the University of Wyoming. The audience was composed of both elementary and secondary teachers. One anchor chart that was presented asked: What counts as writing?... Continue Reading

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Reflection on NCTE 2014

The National Council of Teachers of English annual conference concluded just before Thanksgiving in Washington, D.C. I had the wonderful opportunity to take Bradley, my oldest son... Continue Reading

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

5 Tips for Revising Sentences Grammar & Writing Tip Sheet (6–12)

Helping your students learn to write clear, concise sentences using fewer words is an important part of grammar instruction! Wordiness not only obscures ideas, but causes readers to become frustrated. Here are five strategies (with examples) that students can use to revise their wordy sentences. Continue Reading

Friday, November 21, 2014

Beverly's Monthly Article: Teaching Meaningful Revision to Deepen Students' Writing

Teachers understand that revision is an integral part of the writing process. Revision is the stage in which students grow as writers, readers, and thinkers... Continue Reading

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Grammar Mini Lesson: Parts of a Friendly Letter (3–5)

I use letters in every class in a variety of ways. High school and middle school students can write letters to their teachers, introducing themselves. Upper elementary students can write a formal letter to a favorite author, and primary students can write friendly informal letters about the weather. Continue Reading

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Back-To-School Writing Prompts [Includes Printable Worksheets]

With today’s technology, there are many ways to get information about your students. There are also many events going on in a young person’s life that can’t be told through the demographics page of gradebook.

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CG Writing Lessons 9-12, CG Writing Lessons K-5, CG Writing Lessons 6-8

Friday, July 14, 2017

Free Summer Writing Prompts & Activites for Students

While summer is filled with outdoor activities that often keep young people active, it should also include summer writing prompts and activities that keep students busy thinking about the fun they are having. Below are activities parents and teachers can use engage their students in summer writing that pertains to all the great events they take part in during these active months.

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CG Seasonal Activities Summer, CG Writing Lessons 9-12, CG Writing Lessons 6-8

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Practice Combining Adjectives and Action Words This Summer, Grades 3–5

Last week I took my sons on a hike in a national park. The summery sunshine encouraged us to hike a couple of miles on the trails. Listening to my children talk made me think about ways in which young people use language. Specifically, the ways in which children combine adjectives and action words to create a scene and retell their observations of nature.

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CG Writing Lessons K-5

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

How to Design Lessons for Teaching Story Structure with the CCSS

The organizer of the Boston Marathon designed the course with a starting line, middle course design, and finish line. The craft behind a story can be compared to designing a race.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

How Professional Development Can Support Writing Communities in Schools

Professional development days are my favorite! How often do school leaders hear teachers in their schools say this? In this blog post, you will learn about the benefits, processes, and ways to introduce writing into professional development in order to build a community of writers at your school.

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CG Teaching Strategies Pro Dev Resources

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Writing Thank You Messages to Teachers; A Teacher Appreciation Week Activity

I fondly remember my favorite teachers. How one instilled a love of reading. How another used humor. How another truly cared about me. Today, I love hearing my own children talk about their teachers and the things they like about them, from telling stories to giving hugs to joking around.

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CG Writing Lessons 9-12, CG Writing Lessons K-5, CG Writing Lessons 6-8

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