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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 written

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Monthly Journal Writing made easy!

Quick pics to show off what we were working on during the last week of April, and also to show you that I truly do use my own products in my classroom. Prompt cards, calendar, and rubrics – make your life easier! These pics are from my Journal Writing –

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Daily Writing Journal

Wanted to show you what’s been going on in my classroom lately. I was thrilled when my co-worker who has been using my Quick Writes Daily Journal Writing since January told me that she’s thrilled with the improvement her students have made! I’m also thrilled with the amount and quality

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Prepare for Testing with Writing Stems

Writing stems help students answer constructed response questions as they cite evidence from the text. Learn how to use writing stems in class.  During reading class, something that’s often repeated is “Cite your evidence” and “You need to PROVE your answer.” In addition, state test questions often ask students to

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Quick Story Anchor Chart

Sometimes students struggle to remember all of the story parts and how the parts of a plot work together to pull readers along.   We reviewed the main parts of a story and then discussed how all of these story pieces and parts come together to create something “delicious” for

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High Frequency Sight Words – Word Wall

Word walls make great references for students as they’re writing.  I especially appreciate that students can solve spelling problems independently. They’re functional as anchor chart reference posters and students quickly learn to refer to them during class. I also refer to them frequently during intervention time. With my struggling students,

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