7th Grade Writing Scope & Sequence

Screen Shot 2016-07-12 at 9.27.37 PMDo you know someone who needs help implementing all of the wonderful strategies from Gretchen Bernabei?  Could that person be YOU?

If you answered yes to either question, I have a little something for you!  I just finished a scope and sequence for 7th grade that uses Fun Size Academic Writing for the entire year…and covers 100% of the TEKS.

Here are the components:

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An Overview page for each unit

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A 2016 – 2017 calendar with an activity for EVERY day

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A page with notes for each week.

In addition, I included a resources page to help you locate everything you need to be successful.

So…if this looks like something you or someone you might know could use, head over to my TpT store and grab a copy.  Just click here.

Hope everyone is having an awesome summer!! 😉



Christmas Sale Going on NOW!!

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.

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From now through Christmas, I will have select items half price…you read that right…HALF PRICE!  I’ve started with two items today.  But don’t waste time because these items will only be on sale for 24 hours when new items will take their place.

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Grammar Scope & Sequence with Daily Activities

Hi, friends!  I promise to start blogging more regularly again this year.  I have had an extremely busy summer, and the first part of this year I have spent SO MUCH TIME creating some products to help in writing and grammar.  Now that my ENTIRE year is mapped out, I’ll have more time with the computer to blog rather than trying to figure out my next steps!

For those of you who don’t follow me on Facebook or Instagram (the buttons are over there to your right if you feel the need…), I’ve created a grammar scope and sequence to get you through the year using Gretchen’s newest book, Grammar Keepers. Grammar Scope & Sequence

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It is set up just like the one I did for Writer’s Workshop, with a daily calendar with activities, overview of each week/unit, notes to the teacher for each week, and a resource guide.

If you are interested in trying out either of my scopes, you can visit Gretchen’s blog to get the first 6 weeks free! The grammar scope isn’t uploaded yet, but the writing one is there.  Just keep checking back for the grammar.

Thank you to those of you who have already purchased either one or both!  I hope that you find them useful, and more than that, I hope that it eases your mind about what to do and when to do it…and how to implement her amazing strategies into your classroom EVERY day!

If you haven’t bought either one…and you’re interested in them…you can get BOTH of them for a discounted price.  Writing and Grammar Scope & Sequence BUNDLE  You’ll see this:

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You guys are awesome!  As soon as I get permission forms from my kids, I’ll be back with some lessons and pictures for you!  :)



Writer’s Workshop Scope & Sequence with Daily Activities

Ladies and Gentlemen!

I’ve been SUPER busy cranking out my lesson plans for THE ENTIRE YEAR!  And guess what?!  I just posted them to my TpT store!  This product is on sale 20% off through tomorrow, so if you want to have your plans basically done for the year, head on over and grab a copy!

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This product includes a unit overview for each unit which includes weeks, suggested dates, focus, activities, TEKS, misconceptions, and take-aways, as well as notes to the teacher, a calendar full of daily activities, and a separate resource page…49 pages of writing instruction.

**NOTE: YOU WILL NEED AT LEAST 2 OF GRETCHEN BERNABEI’S BOOKS TO COMPLETELY FOLLOW THE DAILY LESSONS**  I’ve listed Fun Size Academic Writing, Crunch Time, and Story of My Thinking, but I’ve only referenced one lesson in Story of My Thinking, so you COULD get by without that one.  However, I would definitely purchase ALL of them…I PROMISE you won’t be disappointed!!

If you haven’t gotten your copies of her books, you can click here to get the best prices or even a bundle!  While you’re there, pick up a copy of Grammar Keepers, too!!

You can click here to grab your copy before the sale ends!

All the lessons that you have seen here on my blog are included in the daily activities, so if you like what you see here on my blog, you will definitely like this product!!


Test Prep at its Finest!

Ladies and gentlemen! I have some good news for you!

Are you tired of long, boring test prep passages for editing and revising? If so, you’re in luck! I just posted my newest (and quite possibly my favorite so far!) product in my Teachers Pay Teachers store. It’s my fourth set of POPPERS: A Daily Writing Review.

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This set, unlike sets 1 – 3, is geared toward test prep…well, in a different format…let’s say that! This new set includes six whole weeks of editing and revising practice in a fun way. I’ve included high interest passages (that I created) to keep kids motivated throughout the grueling days of preparing for the dreaded test.

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All the details you need are posted in the description when you visit my store. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to ask away in the comments! :)


Set 3 of POPPERS Available NOW!

For those of you who have been asking (or just wondering in silence…ha), set 3 of POPPERS: A Daily Writing Review is now available in my TpT store.



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Notice anything different?  Yep.  I’ve changed it up a bit from the first two sets.  But don’t worry…you’ll like it!  I replaced analogies with similes.  Yay!  I replaced punctuation rules with capitalization rules.  And I changed the spelling rule to prefixes/suffixes.  I made these changes to not only help in writing, but to support reading, too.  Don’t you just love how that works?!?!  😉

You can grab a set here.  As always, thanks so much to all of you who are loyal followers…and customers.  It’s people like you that keep me going.  Well…and the kids, too…  :)  Love you all!!