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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, August 17, 2016

How Literacy Coaches Can Support Teachers in Teaching ACT Test Prep

Many people like surprises. With the end of summer vacation, a surprise might be waiting for teachers at their school in the form of ACT®* scores. For students who tested in the spring, scores are being released to schools in August.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

4 Interactive Writing Activities That Can Serve As Relief From Testing

High stakes assessments are coming to an end. This time period provides the perfect opportunity to introduce a few interactive writing activities in the classroom that can serve as relief from test preparation or testing season.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Preparing Students for the 2016 SAT Changes

Spring welcomes many fresh beginnings and for high school students, spring marks a new testing season. In March, a new SAT®* test will be launched by The College Board. It will be the first major redesign for the SAT test in 11 years. Even though it is a new test, many of the SAT test-taking strategies remain the same.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

ACT®* Test Grammar Practice: Choosing Correct Words

Word choice is emphasized in writing and in literature. Teachers read passages aloud from F. Scott Fitzgerald because of the wonderful language choices the author has made. Word choice and precision in writing is a skill assessed by the ACT suite of tests.

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

ACT®* Test Grammar Practice: Verb Tenses

With high stakes testing going on across the nation, teachers have the responsibility to strengthen language and grammar development. The practice sentences in this post examine the use of verb tenses. Use my grammar worksheets to ensure consistent repetitions of the types of sentences students will see on the ACT, SAT, and their suite of assessments.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

SAT®* Test Grammar Practice: Punctuation, Part 1

Language and grammar development is a vital component of learning across all subject areas. Knowledge of sentence structures impacts comprehension in a positive manner. One way teachers can prepare students for the SAT or ACT exams is by spotlighting grammar and writing skills every day. Punctuation is one skill assessed on the SAT and ACT tests. Use the grammar worksheets below to help students review punctuation and ensure consistent repetitions of the types of sentences students will see on their suite of assessments.

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