Writing

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Pacing Your Writing Instruction (Grades 4-5)

Pacing your writing instruction isn’t an easy thing to do, especially if you’re a new writing teacher. The question I get the most when it comes to writing is “What does your writing calendar look like?” I, like many...

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How to Run a Successful Writer’s Workshop

Procedures and Classroom Management Many people are concerned about Writer’s Workshop because of the different type of students they have in their class. Here are things that you may be concerned about, but that Writer’s Workshop will be...

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Opinion Writing: Using NewsELA to Write Opinion Pieces

Do your students write opinion pieces that don’t include supporting evidence? My students did at first, so I knew I needed a great mini-lesson on writing opinion pieces. In this post, I’ll walk you through using NewsELA, which is a free...