Are you searching for a way to motivate writers in your classroom? If so, grab some quick and easy scary mentor text to read to your students during October. Reading a variety of samples of mentor text is an awesome way to model the craft of writing. Plus, using scary stories to motivate writers is… Continue reading Using Scary Stories to Motivate Writers
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Writing Ideas for Middle School: A True Superhero Tale
A Peek Into My Lesson Plan Book: Identities & Life Stories One of the struggles I’ve seen numerous middle schoolers face deals with identity. Navigating the middle years is confusing. Between hormones, growing brains, and transitioning from child to adult, students sometimes don’t understand what their identity is anymore. Writing Ideas for Middle School: My… Continue reading Writing Ideas for Middle School: A True Superhero Tale
Teaching Reading with Roald Dahl Part 2
Last week, in celebration of Roald Dahl’s September birthday, we explored how to teach writing using his novels as mentor text. Mentor texts are real-life examples of wonderful writing pieces students can emulate. This week, we are going to jump in and discuss teaching reading comprehension with Roald Dahl. Roald Dahl wrote some amazing children’s… Continue reading Teaching Reading with Roald Dahl Part 2
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