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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 have with convincing students to look back in the reading and find answers from the text?   To provide

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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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Spring Butterfly Writing Activity

This Spring Butterfly Craft Activity is a creative end of the school year, spring activity, or novel study for elementary students. I look forward to sharing this craft project with my students every year, and every year I’m AMAZED at my students’ creative ideas.   We all know students love

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