Paragraph writing problems solved For years, paragraph writing in my fifth and sixth grade classrooms has relied on the colors of a stoplight. Most students do well with the formulaic nature and paragraph organization that is embedded within this model. I’ve had two problems gnawing at me though. The first problem is that most students get it… so there are still others… Read More
ELA Super Bundles
An amazing collection of resources for Back to School, Reading, Writing & Grammar for the secondary classroom!
Daily ELA Warm Ups
As a middle school ELA teacher, I became aware very quickly that there are NOT enough minutes in a class period to possibly address all of the Common Core State Standards. After experimenting with a variety of different lesson planning and scheduling strategies, I landed on this. Whether you call them warm ups, bell ringers or do nows- those first… Read More