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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, November 9, 2016

Awesome Anchor Chart to Teach Homophones, Grades 2–12

Homophone anchor charts are a great way to place the words in the classroom and provide a resource for students as they learn homophones.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

5 Tips That Will Get Students Revising Wordy Sentences

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 will get students revising wordy sentences with confidence.

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CG Teaching Strategies Worksheets, CG Writing Lessons 9-12, CG Writing Lessons 6-8

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

How Sentence Stems Support Middle School Students in their Writing

By the time students are in middle school, if they are writing an argument then they are expected to include words, phrases, and clauses that create cohesion in their writing. If they are writing to explain or to inform, they are expected to include appropriate facts, definitions, or concrete details.

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CG Teaching Strategies Worksheets, CG Writing Lessons 6-8

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Teaching Students the Different Writing Formats; 8 Printables to Get You Started

As you head back to the classroom, download eight resources that will assist you in teaching students the different writing formats! These posters and worksheets will be a great addition to your teaching toolkit.

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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

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Teaching Students the Elements of Writing to Entertain

There are many reasons to get to together with family and friends throughout the year. Whether you like to host people at your home or you like to visit, it is always refreshing to laugh and enjoy each other’s company. This form of entertainment is a human trait.

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CG Teaching Strategies Worksheets, CG Writing Lessons K-5

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