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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

Thursday, March 31, 2016

4 Poetry Month Activities for the Classroom

Poetry is my favorite genre. Whether it’s to read it, write it, or share it, poetry has a special role in many peoples’ lives. Poems often have a mystical effect on the reader; making the topic relevant, more important, and even universal. While poetry should be celebrated year-round, in 2008, April was designated by the Academy of American Poets, as National Poetry Month. To help you celebrate, I'm sharing Poetry Month activities teachers can use in the classroom.

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

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Shamrock Parts of Speech Review Game, Grades 3–6

The month of March not only welcomes changing temperatures, spring break vacactions, and college basketball tournaments, but also St. Patrick's Day! Inspired by St. Patrick's Day, last year I created a simple parts of speech review game for students. Today I'm sharing the parts of speech review game again for any readers that may have missed it!

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CG Lessons K-5, CG Seasonal Activities Spring

Monday, April 27, 2015

4 Spring Worksheets To Keep Students Engaged in Grammar and Writing

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. I love the spring writing and printable grammar exercises in this post because there are options for every grade level, they range from simple to more complex, and they can be used in the classroom or outside.

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

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

1 Foot... 2 Feet... Use Hopscotch to Identify Parts of Speech!

Hopscotch is a game whose origins date back to Roman times. Today, I'm suggesting you take advantage of the nice weather and move grammar class outside for a game a hopscotch to identify parts of speech. While the hopscotch rules may vary, all it takes is a hopscotch court, drawn with chalk on the sidewalk, and an object students can toss into any of the court’s spaces.

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

Friday, April 17, 2015

Six Spring Writing Prompts for Students, Grades 6–12

Students love hands-on activities and spring is a great time to get students interacting with a variety of texts using hands-on activities. The spring writing prompts included in this post allow students to write and to create, offering a different option for the traditional writing assignments.

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

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