Michelle and the Colorful Classroom
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Start A Fire
I have to be honest. Teaching writing is tough. Each year, I set out to build a community of writers, and it is no easy task. One of the toughest things for my students is writing endings. They always start out with catchy beginnings only to get bogged down and just stop at the end. …
Teaching about character traits
As we have entered the month of August, every teacher, whether she likes it or not, starts thinking about school. Some of us have dreams (or nightmares). Some of us go on a Pinterest spree. We walk through Target and ask ourselves "What do I 'need' from the dollar section?" You don't do this? Okay, maybe it's just me. Anyway, we are also thinking about what were some of our students' challenges last year, and how we will address them this year. My third and fourth graders had difficulty with…
Teaching Students to Write Narrative Hooks | Book Units Teacher
Strategies for Writing a Story Beginning ~ Free lesson activities for teaching students to write a hook for their narratives.
Teaching Homophones - Make Take & Teach
Click the following link to download this free poster Homophones Poster Many reading programs introduce the concept of homophones in second grade. Homophones are words that sound alike but are spelled differently and have a different meaning. Our students need to be able to tell the difference in the meanings of these words and to use […]