Writing

Intervention, Writing

Why My Writers were Struggling & What I did About It

I will never forget the Aha moment when I realized WHY writing was so hard for my students. It was my second year of teaching, mid-writing lesson, mid way through our year in first grade. I had modeled, read great mentor texts, modeled, modeled, and modeled some more, and it JUST didn’t seem to be helping the majority of my…

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Writing

Wordless Wednesday: Thrown Together Projects are the Best!

Happy Wednesday! You might have noticed that I link up with Wordless Wednesday a lot. Well, That’s because Miss Decarbo’s linky is GENIUS! It’s fun, easy, and just the amount of blogging I can handle right now. 😉 This week’s picture is actually from last week. I need to change out our back to school student work display (yes, I…

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Classroom Organization, Writing

Informational Writing Books for K-2 (Lucy Calkins)

Informational writing can be a struggle with lower elementary students, but in this post, I’ll share with you how I was able to help my 2nd graders create detailed and age appropriate informational writing booklets on topics they were comfortable writing about. In February, I blogged about using the Lucy Calkins common core writing program, and how we were making…

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