Looking Back and Thinking Ahead

2022 has been quite a year!  With so many long-term effects from the C-vid years, education has had to make some amazing twists and turns to keep up.   It can be fun to look back and see what has been important to teachers like us so, let's look back ! The top 3 most popular posts on this blo…

Top 3 Ways to Analyze Informative Text for Middle School

My school recently learned that it was selected to be a pilot school for the new state essay writing test.  It would be fine if we had known that from the beginning, but instead, we were told to focus on just the reading aspects as this was a new year for the new reading standards and reading tes…

Top 4 Informative Essay Writing Teaching Hacks

As a special needs teacher, I am often asked what ideas I have for making content accessible for struggling students.  And essay writing is the most asked-about topic of them all.  I think students think of writing as complete and utter drudgery because they just don't get it. Many times teac…