FREE Resources From Me to YOU!

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It's been awhile since I posted.  I've been so busy creating resources for my kiddos, that I've totally forgotten to blog about some of them and share them with you! First up: Sentence Wringer Document This is a chart I made for my classroom from Gretchen Bernabei's book, Grammar Keepers.  If … [Continue reading]

How to Add Topic and Concluding Sentences

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Do your kids struggle with adding sentences to an already written paper?  AKA...the revising portion of STAAR! I've put together a slide show that might just help!  This one is all about adding a sentence to state the central topic in the introduction and a concluding sentence at the very … [Continue reading]

Expository Writing with Quality Details

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Ever since TEA came out with the new STAAR Writing specs, people have been a little worried about this whole expository thing.  I'll admit it...I am, too.  Why?  Because our kids do SOOOO much better with narrative writing, that's why! But...BUT...that's what our kiddos are required to do, so we … [Continue reading]

Expository Samples – Our Favorite Time of Year

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Well, hello there!  I promised you that I would post more writing samples before the holidays...so I'm keeping up with my end of the bargain! As soon as we came back from Thanksgiving break, my students were challenged with coming up with their own text structures for their next piece of writing. … [Continue reading]

Christmas Sale Going on NOW!!

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Who DOESN'T love a sale?!?!  I decided that to help us all get into the Christmas spirit (if you aren't already...or even if you are), that it would be fun to have a sale in my TpT store. From now through Christmas, I will have select items half price...you read that right...HALF PRICE!  I've … [Continue reading]

More Expository Writing Samples

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We finally finished up our third expository writing pieces.  This time, we wrote about our role models. We started off by looking at some mentor leads in Gretchen Bernabei's book, Fun Size Academic Writing.  I asked my students to put a star by their favorite one and try it out in their own … [Continue reading]