Thursday, May 12, 2016


I'm super excited to be a part of another GIVEAWAY, hosted by English, Oh My!  Several middle school and elementary TPT seller-authors have teamed up to giveaway our products.  What a great way to end the school year with a bang, as well as have some amazing activities for the start of the 2016-17 school year!

To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post!

There is a Rafflecopter for elementary and for middle school, so sign up for the one that best fits what you teach.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Winner Wednesday Giveaway!

I'm so excited to be linking up with several incredible TPT sellers for Winner Wednesday, hosted by Jennifer from A Dab of Glue Will Do and Sara from Sara J Creations
This link up will occur the first Wednesday of every month, and you will have a chance to win a FREE product by signing up at the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

The product that I'm giving away this month is my Argumentative Essay Unit- Google Drive Edition!  If you aren't able to use the digital version, don't's printable, as well!  After using this w/ my own students, I was thrilled w/ how much better they understood the argumentative writing process.

To begin this unit, I show my students a proficient sample essay, and break down each paragraph.  As we're going over each paragraph, I explain all of the elements that need to be included.

After going over each paragraph, students will use a different sample essay where they are asked to identify the various parts of each paragraph using a graphic organizer (similar to the one above).  Once they have a better understanding of the overall essay, they will begin working on developing strong hooks (attention grabbers).  To ensure they understand the various options that can be used when creating a hook, they will first complete an interactive matching activity that addresses the 5 main types of hooks (rhetorical question, quote, fact/statistic, anecdote, sensory details). Then they will begin writing their own argumentative essay, using the graphic organizers that are provided.

This unit turned out to be a huge success for my students!

Make sure to enter for your chance to win using the Rafflecopter below, and don't forget to check out the other great giveaways!

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week- FREEBIE!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all of my teacher friends and followers!  Teaching is truly the most humbling and selfless job, in my opinion, that anyone can do.  I think we would all agree that it takes a special kind of person to do what we would do every day, 180 days a year.

To thank you for all for your hard work and dedication, I'm giving away my Compound, Complex, Compound-Complex Task Cards.  Just click the link here to download!

Again, thank you so much and remember, summer is just around the corner!