LMBLiteracy

Why You Should Be Teaching Your Students to Self-Edit

When I moved to fifth grade to teach writing in a departmentalized model, I had a vision. I visualized…

5 Tips for Welcoming an ESL Newcomer

Teaching ESL Newcomers is one of the most rewarding parts of teaching. I love when a student that does…

Five Ways Students Can Organize Their Writing

There are two types of writers in the writing world. One of them is called a “pantser.” Basically, these…

6 Ways to Make Peer Editing Run Seamlessly

Peer Editing is one of those things that I have a love-hate relationship with. I absolutely love the final…

3 February Activities that Incorporate Poetry

I have to say that aside from the cold here up north, I really love the month of February….

Using Color as a Writing Strategy

Using Color Coding as a Writing Strategy As I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, I taught…

Using ESL Task Cards With English Language Learners

Using esl task cards has been a game changer in in teaching language to my multilingual students….

6 Upper Elementary Picture Books I Use to Teach Writing

6 Upper Elementary Picture Books I Use to Teach Writing Picture books are not just for primary grade…

Vocabulary in Context: How to Teach it and Why it Works

Understanding why and how to teach vocabulary in context has been a skill I’m still learning to master. One…

Tips for Teaching in a Departmentalized Classroom

After teaching first grade for eight years, I made the switch to fifth three years ago. It…