Getting Started with Opinion Writing

Getting Started with Opinion Writing

You probably already know that I LOVE teaching writing. And you might think I’m crazy, but nonfiction writing might be my favorite type of writing. It’s hard to call favorites, but truthfully – I find it the easiest (personally) than other types of...
MLK Day Opinion Writing

MLK Day Opinion Writing

Hey there! If you haven’t had the chance to try out the monthly text sets in your classroom, then now is the time. If you teach grades 3-5 and follow the Common Core Standards (or your state’s version of that), then your students are probably expected to...
How to Teach Informational Writing

How to Teach Informational Writing

You probably already know that I LOVE teaching writing. And you might think I’m crazy, but nonfiction writing might be my favorite type of writing. It’s hard to call favorites, but truthfully – I find it the easiest (personally) than other types of...
How to Use Small Group Writing Conferences

How to Use Small Group Writing Conferences

What do I do with my writers at all different levels?  A few weeks back, I shared a blog post about Writing conferences. I think we can all agree how important Writing conferences are. We’d be hardpressed to find a teacher that DIDN’T think writing conferences are...