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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, March 21, 2017

5 Fun Grammar Worksheets to Use This Spring!

Spring brings with it both pleasant weather and the interesting dynamic of nearing the end of the school year – which can be exhausting – as well as promises of refreshing classroom ideas.

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CG Lessons K-5, CG Writing Lessons 9-12, CG Seasonal Activities Spring, CG Writing Lessons 6-8

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Nature-themed Homophone Activity, Grades 5–8

Emily Dickinson referred to nature as “the gentlest mother.” This image of ushering out one season and kindly welcoming in another, reminds me of the joys of living in an area with changing seasons. Nature’s “conversation” each season makes me think about ways teachers can tie the changing seasons to classroom instruction.

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CG Lessons 6-8, CG Lessons K-5

Friday, November 18, 2016

Capitalizing Proper Nouns and Adjectives, Grades 3–5

While reading students’ work, teachers at every grade level are reminded about the importance of capitalization. A proper noun names a specific person, place, or thing; therefore, all important words need to be capitalized.

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CG Lessons K-5

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

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Recognize and Editing Errors in a Summer Story, Grades 3–5

Living in an area with snow, warmer weather is a welcome commodity. With the higher temperatures comes the opportunity for planting season. As a teacher with a more flexible summer schedule, gardening is a great way for me to relax and enjoy the fresh veggies I grow.

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CG Lessons K-5, CG Seasonal Activities Summer

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A Revision Lesson to Celebrate Moms Around the World

Mother’s Day is a very special time for millions of people. As a mother, I feel extra appreciated by my own children on this day. Celebrating my own mother on  this day is also a special occasion for me. On Mother’s Day, we can also honor grandmothers and other extended family members and friends that which we share a special bond.

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CG Teaching Strategies Worksheets, CG Lessons K-5

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