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Daily writing time offers enormous benefits for students

Planning for daily writing time is enormously beneficial to your students’ growth and improvement as writers. This article provides recommendations for implementing daily writing time into your class routine. And yes, that means writing every. single. day. Daily Writing Time Do you provide students daily writing time?  Daily writing time

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How to Teach the RACE Writing Strategy

Many teachers and students use the RACES or RACE writing strategy to answer questions thoroughly as they cite and support answers with text evidence from the reading.   WHAT IS THE RACE/RACES WRITING RESPONSE STRATEGY? Students and teachers rely on the RACE/RACES written response strategy for a good reason. It’s

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How to Teach Students to Cite Text Evidence

Here’s a step-by-step guide for teaching students to identify textual evidence and support answers to text-based questions with text evidence from passages.   Do you have as much trouble as I do getting students to look back in the reading and find answers from the text?   To provide high-quality

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Figurative Language Butterfly Activity

This Figurative Language Butterfly is a creative end of the school year, spring activity, or novel study for elementary students. This Figurative Language Butterfly is one of my favorite activities of the year. It’s no secret that students enjoy expressing themselves artistically – and when you can combine creativity with

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Complete Nonfiction Book Study Unit For Students

 Need a complete book study unit that your students will LOVE? This nonfiction book study is it! This literacy unit covers reading, technology, writing, and science, and even has some history thrown in, for good measure! It took my class about two full weeks to complete, but you can easily adjust

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Hack for helping students reading improvement

Improve Student Reading with DIY Reading Guides

Here’s a DIY hack to improve students’ reading by using a simple, easy-to-make reading guide to assist students with their tracking! Visual tracking during reading can be improved with the aid of a simple tool that you can make! My students use these nearly every single day at school. It’s

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