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Biography Poems
An icebreaker and a poetry unit all in one! Read about Ms. Deininger's creative way to make the most of the first day of school.
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Breaking Up Story Dialogue
This tip is a great way to help students properly format dialogue in a story. Ms. Cody says "Let the colors guide them!" read about what she means and how it might work for you.
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Cartoon Dialogues
Writing dialogue can be the trickiest part of creative writing. Ms. Russell introduces her third-grade students to this writing skill by using cartoons with blank thought bubbles.
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Class Logs
Excessive absences prompted Ms. Manley into action! Learn how her tip helps her diminish paperwork, increase make-up work efficiency, and save valuable time.
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Comparing Poems
Now that some standardized tests have a poetry component, Ms. Robson's school adds a twist to learning about poems. Read about her tip and see if it can work for you!
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Complete Stories
Ms. Pearson breaks down the parts of a story using strips of colored paper glued on a white copy sheet. Adopt Ms. Pearson’s cut and paste method to write color-coded holiday stories and decorate your classroom from top to bottom (or beginning to end)!
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Creative Research Papers
Mr. Beachey revamped the standard research paper assignment, adding a new twist that combines rigorous research methods with creative writing and imaginative thinking. Students are more engaged with their papers, and he’s more engaged with reading them.
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Dear Abby
If your students are “Upset and Unhappy,” Ms. Mitchell has a unique writing activity that involves anonymous role-playing and supplies advice for whatever ails them.
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Differentiated Reading
Teaching reading is challenging when your students are at a wide range of skill levels. Here are some tips that can keep your higher level readers chellenged and your lower level readers improving!
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End-of-the-Year Activity
With this fun letter-writing activity, Ms. Ryan’s students reinforce writing skills they learned throughout the year and establish connections with students in other classes.
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