Teaching Poetry Ideas

Teaching poetry can be a rewarding experience! Most upper elementary students love learning about poetry. It’s new, different, and a genre where all students can find a style of poetry they enjoy. The easiest place to begin teaching poetry is to simply read poetry to students, whether it is of a silly or serious variety.

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Moving to 4th Grade

Moving to 4th Grade

Changing grade levels is difficult. I still remember crying my eyes out the first time I had to change grade levels. It was devastating! It’s hard to sort through years worth of blog posts, resources, and articles to find just what you need to get started. Since it’s such a challenge, I’ve written this post

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Creative Writing Prompts

Creative writing prompts often don’t have a place in today’s classroom. Rarely will we ever see creative writing in our standards or curriculum. However, it doesn’t have to be completely eliminated or replaced. I’ve found ways to incorporate creative writing prompts into the classroom, and students LOVE it! Why Use Creative Writing Creative writing can

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Opinion Writing Lessons

Opinion writing lessons can be fun for students and teachers. Opinion writing gives children something they can really get excited about, because they ALL have strong opinions! In this post I share some of my favorite opinion writing lessons and activities. I typically begin teaching opinion writing lessons after my informational writing unit, which you

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Narrative Writing

Narrative Writing Lessons

Narrative writing lessons are my favorite writing lessons! They are also a great way to get to know students on a deeper level. However, without highly structured narrative writing lessons personal narratives aren’t always easy for students to writ. Children have a tendency to write a list of events, rather than a fully developed narrative.

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