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Introducing Our Zine Topics with Informational Heart Maps

Like many of you, I’ve been a big fan of Georgia Heard and her work for years.  Earlier this fall, I purchased her new book, … 426 more words


Setting Up for Writing about History

When students learn to write about history, they are learning so much else. This kind of writing is complex and multi-layered. To write well about history, writers must be knowledgable about a time period, have a good grasp on how to organize information in writing, and understand how to weave information together from various sources. 855 more words

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Second Grade Writing Warm-Ups: Week of May 9-13, 2016

This week I used our warm-ups as a means to throw in odds and ends, as well as connect to what we were doing in Writing (which is usually where our questions come from).  315 more words


Teaching the Four Types of Writing Through Texts

Immersing young writers in a genre helps them understand what a type of writing is. Spending a few days on immersion, before diving into a unit of study, is always time well-spent. 1,037 more words


Simple Sunday - Poster Making Day

Last Sunday was poster making day at Casa de Shoes on the Wrong Feet.  Carter had an All About Me poster to complete, Cody had his massive tri-fold Science poster to put together, and I had my small tri-fold Informational Poster to create to use as a model in my classroom. 126 more words


Building Ideas in Research Writing

I’m currently helping my husband, James, with a book project. It is an exciting venture. It’s based on the story of Charles Moore, a gold medalist in the 1952 Olympics whose career focus has been corporate turnarounds and philanthropy. 553 more words

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'Purr'fect ending

Home stretch! This is the last book in the info text series. I am so proud of the unit, and I was so happy to be able to share it with you all. 138 more words