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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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Develop the leader in your students

Student Leadership Resources for Classrooms

Create student leaders and develop leadership skills with these leadership resources. They’re engaging and enjoyable for students, yet easy for teachers. Creating Student Leaders doesn’t have to be difficult! In fact, I’m here to make sure it’s easy for you as a teacher, yet engaging and fun for students. Create

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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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