Writing

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How I Teach the Writing Process in Elementary

Last year, a panicked teacher e-mailed me and said they had taken a practice writing test and her students did not follow the writing process. They went straight to writing the one and only draft that they would eventually turn in. This is a writing...

teaching grammar

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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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...