5 Simple Ways to Improve Student Writings
Great post outlining 5 ridiculously easy ways to improve your student's writings. Will def have to implement some of these in my writing workshop!
Citing Text Evidence in 6 Steps
Knowing the answer is one thing...but being able to justify your thinking by citing text is an entirely different type of skill. Taking the text and combing through it, like an old man at the beach with a metal detector, determined to find some treasures, not only takes strong reading comprehension skills, but also takes some perseverance, to find what we're looking for. In this post by The Teacher Next Door, I'll share the six steps I use in my classroom, to teach this important reading…
Literary Essay We are just about to finish up our third writing unit from Teacher's College/Lucy Calkins, so I wanted to share how it went, ...
Resources for Teaching the Literary Essay
Graphic Organizers, Anchor Charts, and a Writing Checklist to help you teach the Literary EssayVisit my blog to see how I use this resource in my classroom:http://teachingtothetesttaker.blogspot.com/2017/03/literary-essay.html...
8 Smart Strategies for Teaching Writing
Teaching writing DOESN'T have to be complicated! With these simple strategies, you can improve students' writing without having to work so hard.