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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, September 21, 2016

11 Elementary Grammar Worksheets That Will Improve Students' Writing

Practice is the key to mastering and improving grammar skills! Here are eleven elementary grammar worksheets teachers can use in the classroom to reinforce key concepts.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Presentations: Tips for Improving Speaking and Listening Skills

I am a great admirer of eloquent speakers. I watch TED Talks in awe, closely examining the speaker’s wardrobe, hand motions, and movement across the stage. What I do the most, though, is listen.

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CG Lessons CCSS 6-8, CG Teaching Strategies Worksheets, CG Lessons CCSS K-5

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Subject and Object Pronouns Worksheets for Students

When writing, clarity is key. It is important for students to understand how the proper use of a pronoun will clarify to readers what noun the writer is talking about. Use the printable worksheets below to help students get the reinforcement they need for using subject and object pronouns.

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Friday, July 10, 2015

Printable Verb Tenses Worksheets for Students

In order for students to write clearly, they’ll need to master verb tenses. Use the verb tenses worksheets below to help your grades 3–5 students strengthen their language and writing skills.

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CG Lessons K-5, CG Lessons CCSS K-5

Monday, June 1, 2015

Revising and Editing Worksheets: Ingalls Homestead, Grades 3–5

Revising and editing are essential skills for writers at any stage in life. Students as early as third grade can begin to read and recognize errors in writing. This recognition is the editing stage in the writing process. Practicing revision and editing also helps students recognize the characteristics of good writing!

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Help Students Master the Parts of Speech with a Shamrock Memory Grammar Game, Grades 3–6

Today I’m sharing a fun, relatively quick grammar game that will help students master the parts of speech. I have seen many versions of the Memory game, including matching shapes, colors, and varying scenes of nature. So, I’ve created a Memory grammar game matching the eight parts of speech. March not only welcomes changing seasons and temperatures but also St. Patrick’s Day. So, just for fun have students match the part of speech to St. Patrick’s words!

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CG Lessons K-5, CG Lessons CCSS K-5

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