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March poems come in like a lion and out like a lamb, right? Well, poetry can be a lion or a lamb. It can come in roaring or it can be gentle. Regardless, introducing students to poetry early shows them
Vowel diphthongs, specifically ou and ow, can be tricky for early learners. BUT, breaking down words into phonemes and focusing on the diphthong can prove meaningful. Our guide for this adventure is the mentor text, “Cowboy Sam and those Confounded
Writing with small moments is a powerful lesson about narratives. One powerful approach to enhance narrative writing skills is by teaching students to focus on “the seed, not the watermelon.” This concept involves taking a big topic and narrowing it
Learn about 4 square writing with a Lesson on me!
At its most basic, 4 square is a template for writing. It asks the student to move from topic (center box) to details (top to bottom, left to right). It can be differentiated and easily scaffolded.
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