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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

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

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

Thursday, August 21, 2014

"Who Are You?" Writing Prompt, Grades 6–12

As I have said in a previous post, I love meeting new people. It makes sense that one of my favorite parts of a new school year is getting to know my students. When I begin planning my first few days, I begin with ways to meet the kiddos. It doesn’t take long before I start to get bogged down with everything else that must be covered those first few days. There are seating charts, rules and classroom expectations, routines, materials, and pre-assessments. The “Who are you?” writing prompt ensures I get to know something about each student despite the craziness of starting a new school year.

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

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Welcome to the Core Grammar Blog

Hello, friend, and welcome to the Core Grammar Blog! I am guessing you and I share the same reasons when performing a search for grammar lessons. As a high school teacher myself, I want information that is practical and easy to implement when I search for a lesson or teaching tip. The Core Grammar Blog provides that type of information! This blog is meant to not only support students but to be engaging and helpful to you.

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