Opinion Writing has always been a favorite for us.  Read on for tips, ideas, and freebies to help you plan and teach your Opini...
Helping kiddos identify the central message or lesson of a story is a tricky skill,  Here's how we practice through LOTS of ...
We love teaching small moments as our first writing unit.  Once our students have had plenty of practice with single small moment sto...
We love to have a Simple Science Experiment every Friday.  This is an easy way to boost practice of experimentation, exploration, and ...
One of our favorite ELA units is Story Elements.   Teaching students story elements is key to being able to retell a story independ...
Through September, we teach main idea and details.  We pull in the fall theme to our lessons.  Scroll along to see seve...
We're sharing our favorite, must do lessons for the beginning of the year!  Through these lessons, we encourage our kiddos to be kind...
Morning Work is something that I have revamped (a lot!) over the years.  I have tried what seems like everything.   I have found th...
Our favorite mini unit is Habits of Good Readers!  We do these lessons the first week of school and it's our chance ...
Here are 5 mini lessons we like to teach during our Writer's Workshop Introduction to help our kiddos build good writing habits...