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Morning Work that Works! (Free Download)

Have you ever felt like your morning classroom routines are not, in fact, routines? I have. They were more like my class and I hopping on the struggle bus and headed to Chaos City. 🚌🛣🌆🤦‍♀️ After finally determining that enough is enough, I created a morning work that...

ELA Weekly Assessments (Free Download)

How can I assess the skills from the ELA Morning Work? ✏️ A lot of teachers use the ELA Morning Work as a consistent review of critical content. (You can read more about that here.) Teachers that have been using the ELA Morning Work had one simple request. They wanted...

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 write in...

How to Integrate Writing Across Content Areas

Last week in our Summer Writing Series, we discussed how to plan writing workshop.  The week before that we talked about how to tackle the issue of time (or lack thereof) in Writing Workshop.  This is the perfect segue into this week’s topic of integrating writing...

8 Ways to Build a Love for Reading in Your Students

  I LOVE to read. Like finish a book in one night LOVE to read. Like wake up on a Saturday and read two hours in bed LOVE to read. Like cozy up on the couch and go on a mental vacation LOVE to read. I've always had this natural love to read. When I was growing up...

Morning Work: A Brief History

  I am so excited to share my freshest resource with you! This product has been a long time coming.  But first, just a little background. Every resource has a story.  I create each and every resource in my store because of a need I have or had in my classroom.  I...

Things I’m Loving Friday #1

Happy New Year!  It’s only Day 2 of 2015, but I’m already feeling the hope, change, & excitement of the upcoming year.  One of my hugest unofficial New Year’s Resolutions is to BLOG MORE!!  Long before I started TPTing , I LOVED reading blogs so...