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And the Winner Is...

When we came back from Spring Break, we were in the middle of our opinion letter writing unit (I know, I still have not finished the story, but… 260 more words


Collecting Evidence For Your Writer's Workshop

Do you ever feel that you do not have enough evidence when assessing an overall grade in your writers workshop?  I have to admit, at times I have not felt confident explaining a grade to a parent or colleague when only having a students’ latest piece of work, conferring notes, and my gut to go from.  343 more words


A Year of Units for The Writers Workshop!

Can you believe it…A Year of Units for The Writers Workshop!!!  This bundle consists of 6 whole units. Each Unit is made for Upper Elementary 3-5. 662 more words


Informational Writing

We’ve been working on writing for a purpose and after reading Zinna’s Flower Garden we wrote in the same style as Monica Wellington and created informational posters about our tadpoles. 175 more words

Six Indispensible Things You’ll Need to be a ‘Pro’ Writer

After years of research, I finally have a definitive list:

1) A word processor.

Apple is preferred, but Windows and Linux based options make you look like you’ve suffered for your art, rather than been gifted a fifteen hundred quid PC. 472 more words

Creative Writing


Tuesday’s writing assignment in my second grade classroom was to write about someone the students considered to be a hero in their lives – someone who has been important to them, has inspired them.  556 more words


Mary Casanova--An Utterly AWESOME Author Visit!

I really couldn’t decide if I should use that title or Mary Casanova–She’s SOME Author, but either way, we were super lucky to have some time with author Mary Casanova last week. 655 more words