Monday, March 21, 2016

Spring & Easter Freebies for Upper Elementary

This week I spent some time gathering up some fun and engaging freebies! My favorite time of the year is Spring! Outside the weather is beautiful, plants are blooming, and in the classroom - students are on point. They get into the groove, gain a lot of independence, and are just more fun to be around {typically}. How are you enjoying your Spring?

Check out these amazing freebies & grab one {or all} and have some fun! I LOVE how the Journal Prompts tie into last week's post on curing Writer's Block!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

5 Days to a Successful Writer's Workshop

All you need is one week. Is your writing time not working for you? Are you fed up? Are your students fed up?

No worries! In just one week (5 writing lessons) you will have a flawless writing time. Just follow these simple steps!

What Should Writer's Workshop Look Like?

How to Cure Writer's Block

What Should a Writing Conference Look Like?
 Using Mentor Texts

Why Model?

Continue using a Writer's Workshop model in your classroom by choosing a "focus", such as Narrative Writing or Informative Writing. Each day, choose one small focus, teach a mini lesson on that focus, and challenge students to use what they've learned in their writing during Independent Writing time. They can write anything they want during Independent Writing Time. At the end of each lesson, make sure they have time to share their hard work!

For a day by day lesson plan, be sure to check out my writing units on my website or in my TpT Store! {Available for 4th-6th Graders}

Thursday, March 17, 2016

How to Spot Fake Writers


How do you spot Fake Writers? They're tricky, but with a few tricks up your sleeve, it can be easy to find them (and support them!). When I see the following signs, I make sure to follow up with frequent writing conferences. Be sure to stop by the blog next week for simple solutions to each problem!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Your VIBE Attracts Your TRIBE

It's International Women's Day. What are you doing to support your tribe?

>>Save this wallpaper to your phone and share it with your tribe of badass women!<<

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Women's Day

Did you know we celebrate Women's Day this week? Be sure to grab this iPhone wallpaper and celebrate!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Writer's Block 101 {And How to Fix it in the Classroom}

Writer's Block. It sucks. And can take down an entire classroom of writers in less than 10 minutes. So how do you combat it? Be prepared! Grab the best tips and tricks below.

>>Loving Writing Units Available Here!<<

What are some of the ways you combat Writer's Block! I'd love to know - please comment below!