This is a step by step guide for students to use when editing a peer's paper. This guide will allow students to effectively look at a peer's paper and help them to identify the things that need to be changed. This actually teaches the students what it is they should be looking for when editing anoth
I use this story arc in conjunction with Lucy Calkins' writing curriculum. It includes sections for students to write about their main character, problem, things that related to the problem, and resolution. I use this with my students as a revising tool in addition to a brainstorming tool. It's very
One of my favorite quotes is "Every student can learn, just not in the same way or in the same day." "Fish in a Tree" lives out that quote in every page. Your class will be forever changed by this book, and challenged to be better together. Everyone can learn something by the wonderful and relata
Easily develop the comprehension and creative writing skills of your students with this highly effective graphic organizer designed to fully explore the character traits of the characters your students read and write about.
This highly motivational and appealing resource will be the launch pad fo
I hope you will enjoy this 52 page package full of a variety of engaging activities.
My first and foremost objective as an educator, when reading a class read aloud, or sharing novels for group study is to encourage a love of reading. I aim to make the pages of the stories come alive, and to provo
I have created a Christmas Unit to be used for reading, writing, and grammar. Included are all the teaching materials and authentic samples you will need to teach this unit in pdf. format. Just make copies and you're ready to teach lessons in making, notating, and writing complete inferences, plan
This chart is to help narrow down a topic, capture the essence of a brainstorm into one word, or show how to avoid "overwriting" a given piece.
Example of a 12 word sentence broken down:
12: Why must I worry so much about the things I can't change?
7: Why must I worry so much?
4: Why so much worry?