Year after year my students struggled with summaries, and then I started using this method for teaching summary writing.  Eureka!   I will never again teach this skill without this summary anchor chart.

Year after year my students struggled with summaries, and then I started using this method for teaching summary writing. Eureka! I will never again teach this skill without this summary anchor chart.

#flashbackfriday tomorrow!!! They were already begging me today to tell them what tomorrow's whiteboard message would be! #miss5thswhiteboard

#flashbackfriday tomorrow!!! They were already begging me today to tell them what tomorrow's whiteboard message would be! #miss5thswhiteboard

Lucy Calkins "orienting your reader with setting" writing anchor chart :)

Lucy Calkins "orienting your reader with setting" writing anchor chart :)

A List of More Descriptive Words for "Said"...I still like the word said, because it's accurate.                                                                                                                                                                                 More

A List of More Descriptive Words for "Said"...I still like the word said, because it's accurate. More

Grading writing in the secondary ELA classroom to help students improve as writers.

Grading writing in the secondary ELA classroom to help students improve as writers.

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