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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, October 18, 2017

Using Classroom Centers for Writing in the Middle- and Upper-Level Classroom

This school year, I did something different in my tenth grade classroom. Rather than repetitively stating classroom routines and procedures during the first two weeks, I started the year using a writer’s workshop model and introduced writing centers. Students immediately practiced expectations of work time, transitions, communicating with each other, and conferencing with the teacher.

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CG Writing Lessons 9-12, CG Teaching Strategies Pro Dev Resources, CG Writing Lessons 6-8

Thursday, October 5, 2017

29 Printable Grammar Worksheets That Will Improve Students' Writing

Teachers, literacy coaches, principals, and administrators all want to improve the writing of students. The ability to write effectively and communicate ideas through writing are essential for working in the real world. Outside of writing instruction, students need dedicated time to practice the skills and strategies necessary to become effective writers.  Here are 29 printable grammar worksheets you can download and print for your classroom!

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CG Lessons 9-12, CG Lessons 6-8, CG Lessons K-5, CG Writing Lessons 9-12, CG Writing Lessons K-5, CG Writing Lessons 6-8

Monday, September 25, 2017

Halloween Grammar Parts of Speech Worksheets for Grades 3–5

October is the time to year that welcomes the ghosts and goblins associated with Halloween. The end of the month usually signifies the end of a term or quarter of school. This shift in terms provides a great time to review parts of speech! Today I'm sharing Halloween grammar parts of speech worksheets you can download and print (free of charge).

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CG Lessons K-5, CG Seasonal Activities Fall

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Power of Journal Writing in the Classroom

Last year, a student spoke to me about missing class for one week due to a family trip. What could she do to make up the work? After conferencing with her, it was decided that she would keep a writing journal about her travels. She was visiting China, Nepal, and India. She could capture the finer moments in each of those countries while producing authentic writing.

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CG Writing Lessons 9-12, CG Writing Lessons 6-8

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Back-To-School Writing Prompts [Includes Printable Worksheets]

With today’s technology, there are many ways to get information about your students. There are also many events going on in a young person’s life that can’t be told through the demographics page of gradebook.

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CG Writing Lessons 9-12, CG Writing Lessons K-5, CG Writing Lessons 6-8

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

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