Writing

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Master the Grammar Mini-Lesson: 10 Minute Grammar Tidbits

Learn the benefits of a grammar mini-lesson! One of my biggest struggles with teaching writing is fitting in time for grammar. My students desperately need it, but we barely have enough time for them to write, much less for me to teach the grammar...

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How to Start an Opinion Writing Unit: Brainstorming Reasons

I love doing an opinion writing unit, but I tend to get students in my classroom that struggle to write with any substance. Watch the video below to see a walkthrough of the first part of my opinion writing unit: brainstorming and forming opinions...

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5 Ways to Help Reluctant Writers

It’s no secret that kids struggle with writing. Writing is an art form and takes years and years to master. Here are some ways to help your reluctant writers begin their journey! Give them engaging topics I often find that giving them too many...

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10 Great Mentor Texts for Creative Narrative Writing

Disclaimer: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. You don’t have to purchase them through my links, but if you do, it’s much appreciated!  Our last writing unit of the year is here! Hello Creative Narrative! Our primary...