How to Simplify Essay Writing for Students

How to Simplify Essay Writing for Students

How to Simplify Essay Writing for Students Last week I shared with you the TEACH method as a way to help your students learn to write a text-based essay. If you missed it, you can click here to see it now.  Using the TEACH method may take some time to introduce and...
How to Use TEACH to Improve Student Essays

How to Use TEACH to Improve Student Essays

How to Use TEACH to Improve Student Essays Essay Writing.  The bane of our existence.  Some students enjoy writing essays (I did!), but for the bulk of our students, writing an essay seems overwhelming.  Students write different types of essays: reflective,...
How to Effectively Teach Greek & Latin Roots

How to Effectively Teach Greek & Latin Roots

How to Effectively Teach Greek & Latin Roots Students receive many benefits from learning Greek and Latin roots. Knowing roots and affixes can help students determine the meaning of new words, as English contains many words based on Greek and Latin. This...
Save Time With These Integrated ELA & American History Resources

Save Time With These Integrated ELA & American History Resources

Teaching Resources Like many elementary teachers, I struggled to cover all of my standards in the class time I had. I knew I would need to integrate subjects to teach all of the standards effectively.  By integrating language arts and American history, I was able to...
The Best Way to Increase Student’s Vocabulary

The Best Way to Increase Student’s Vocabulary

One of the most important things we teach our students in the classroom is a love of words. This love of words can help cultivate an extensive vocabulary and a great writing style. In my experience, children who love to read books and have books read to them have more...
How to Prep for Testing – Before It’s Too Late

How to Prep for Testing – Before It’s Too Late

How to Prep for Testing – Before It’s Too Late No matter how they feel about state testing, teachers often feel pressured to make sure students are prepared and increase their scores. Although many factors are out of teachers’ control, there are a few easy...
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