I recently had the good fortune of watching the wonderful Natalie Louis deliver a word study lesson at a school in Harlem. It was so cool. For a mostly upper grade person like me, word study has always been a bit shrouded in mystery. What exactly is the difference between phonemic and phonological awareness? What… Continue reading What I’ve Learned about Word Study
The word essay comes from the latin exigere, meaning "to ascertain," or "to weigh." It was used in the late 15th century as a verb, meaning "to test the quality of." Writing in essay form certainly leads to these things: weighing of evidence, testing the quality of reasons, ascertaining the strength of an argument. When we teach students… Continue reading Stronger Essay Writing: Differentiating Between Reasons and Evidence
Will you be teaching your students to write about history soon? Read this first!
Read on for a snippet of a writing conference using Google Translate with an upper elementary student who is learning English.
Check out these quick, easy grammar lessons that will clean up and power up your students' writing.
Research-based writing need not be collections of facts. Teach your students to interpret as they research and to use their ideas to expand their writing.
A possible plan for a unit on persuasive writing independent projects
Huge Congratulations! Today is the final day of the March classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge.
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Wow! It's Day 29 Classroom Slicers!
Today, Anna wraps up our March blog series on professional development and offers tips for getting the most out of any PD, anytime, anywhere, on any topic.
Welcome to Day 28 of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge.