Writing

Teaching Setting in writing

Teaching Setting in Fiction Writing: Creating Creative Places

When it comes to fiction writing, sometimes teaching setting can be the most daunting. When helping students with setting, I…

Teaching Subject and Predicate Efficiently

Teaching Subject and Predicate Efficiently

I don’t know many teachers that get as excited as I do about teaching grammar. In fact, most teachers…

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Classroom Jobs for Upper Elementary Students

I am ALL about delegating tasks. In fact, it is what keeps me sane teaching fifth grade. (Most of…

Creating Believable Characters with Your Students

Creating believable characters in narrative fiction is often a struggle even for adults. When trying to teach this to…

The RACE Strategy Method and Why You Should Be Teaching it in Your Classroom

Using the RACE Writing strategy has been a game changer in my classroom. With a million different writing strategies…

5 Things to Avoid When Teaching Writing

Teaching writing all day in a departmentalized model comes with its challenges. When focusing on planning for a writing…

7 Writing Ideas for the First Week of School

This post contains an affiliate link The first week of school is usually a blur. We are all settling into…

8 Creative Ways to Keep Children Writing in the Summer

How to Keep Students Writing in the Summer This post contains an affiliate link Summer is filled with beach…

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…

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…