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Transitional Phrases for Information Writing

Information writing is usually a genre where students experience success in writing. Most students can come up with topics they know a fair amount about–I have seen hilarious and informative pieces on grocery store, shopping malls, steaks, and even things that smell. 381 more words

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MakerZine Project Wrap-Up

We completed our zine projects on our final school day of 2016!  Originally, I envisioned the students crafting 8 page zines; however, I realized about 1/4 of the way into the project that it was going to be difficult for them to meet that target.   911 more words

Teaching And Learning

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

Informational Writing

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