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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

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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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Dr. Beverly Ann Chin: Revision Strategies for Students

Revision is an integral part of the writing process. It is in this stage of the writing process that students grow as writers, readers, and thinkers.

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Dr. Beverly Ann Chin: Strategies for Engaging Middle School Students in Writing and Grammar Instruction

The end of the year is looming, and with it comes the urgency to make grammar lessons for middle school students more engaging. Before school ends, though, there are probably some high-stakes assessments for students to take. You might be asking, “How is grammar addressed in standards and evaluated in large-scale assessments?”

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Dr. Beverly Ann Chin: Advocacy, Leadership, and Mentoring in English Language Arts

Leadership and mentoring, collaboration among different groups, and lessons of advocacy, are just three important topics that were covered in a recorded conversation with Dr. Beverly Ann Chin, Professor of English at the University of Montana, Missoula. Dr. Chin spoke about advocacy at the 2015 National Council of Teachers of English annual convention in an interview that streamed live on Nov. 22, 2015.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Dr. Beverly Ann Chin: Successful Strategies for Teaching Writing

This month, I had the pleasure of presenting two workshops for the Glazer and Lorton Writing Institute, sponsored by Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the University of Miami.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Dr. Beverly Ann Chin: Presenting at the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA)

Since 2000, I have regularly presented at the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA). This conference always inspires me to reflect on my teaching and to network with other teachers who are committed to best practices in literacy education.

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