Target List-Making as a Writing Genre

Target List-Making as a Writing Genre

Before early writers create sentences, they write words. Instead of turning those few words into a simple sentence, encourage students to write with more details, more words and create more powerful lists. List writing has many benefits, but one of its primary side...
Motivate Young Writers with Holiday Topics

Motivate Young Writers with Holiday Topics

Motivate Young Writers with Holiday Topics Dec 13, 2016 | [Writing] FAQ: What are ways to use the upcoming holidays to spur on my young writers? ANSWER: When the holidays draw closer, young students often get so wrapped up in the excitement that they struggle to stay...
Develop Acrostic Poems for Vocab Practice

Develop Acrostic Poems for Vocab Practice

Learning Center Subscribe to Ask Smekens Filter by Category: All Reading Reader's Workshop Management Comprehension Planning Comprehension Lessons Standardized Reading Assessments Text Selection Annotating & Note-Taking Writing About Reading Literacy Stations...