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Contraction Words: Everything You Need To Teach Contractions

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Are you teaching contraction words? Teaching contractions in grammar can be an adventure with the right teaching tools for you and hands on experience for your students to practice making and breaking contractions. What are contractions in grammar? A contraction word is when two words that usually go together are shortened in form and put […]

39 Writing Anchor Charts For Upper Elementary

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Anchor charts are powerful instructional tools! Teachers love writing anchor charts because they can really enhance the writing experience for students by providing reminders and a supportive framework during instruction. They are colorful, engaging and always ready to save the day for struggling students! These visual aids often turn the daunting writing process into an […]

Show Don’t Tell in Writing Plus Free Writing Anchor Charts

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Teaching writing in elementary is pretty complex because there are so many strategies to teach! My students often struggle with writing boring sentences. So I really focus my energy on mini lessons to help them make their writing more interesting. Today on the blog let’s talk about how to teach students the writing strategy Show […]

The Best Tips for Teaching Narrative Writing in Upper Elementary 

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Teaching writing can be overwhelming! Narrative writing is an important skill that can be difficult for upper elementary students to master. Storytelling comes naturally to some of our students, but some of our students find narrative writing and storytelling very difficult. But with the right strategies and a little creativity, you can help all of […]

How To Teach Dialogue Punctuation in Writing

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How to teach punctuating dialogue to students with examples and anchor charts! Simply explain the rules of dialogue and quotation marks to your students with a little help from this blog post!

How To Teach Descriptive Writing Sensory Language In Elementary

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Teaching students how to write descriptively or to write with imagery is SO important, and can be SO overwhelming! Descriptive writing isn’t just for narrative writing. Using descriptive writing can empower students with new strategies and help them to enjoy writing by letting their creativity flow and capturing their audience’s attention. If your students are […]

Amazing Writing Activities to Teach Writing in Elementary

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I love teaching writing! It’s my favorite thing. I love watching students light up with ideas as they do writing activities in class. I love having students leave my room confident in their ability to write and embrace the process. But, let’s be honest here. It takes some kids a long time to get confident […]