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Expository Research Essay Project – Day TWO- Writing the Riddle

Now your students should be finished with their research and have an abundance of information gathered about their animal.  Not all of this information will be showcased in the riddle activity but used later in the expository essay that we write. Something I have noticed over the years in teaching writing is that many students […]


About Me

Kylene Reed Welcome to my newly formed blog Love to Write and Read All-Day. I am so excited to begin this journey where I get to share my excitement for reading and writing with you. Currently, I teach 6th grade English at Bushland Middle School, but I have spent the last twelve years in the […]


a new year

A New Year

A New Year… The days are shorter, and the weather is colder as we begin the New Year in our classrooms. Does anyone else struggle to get their students back into a routine and engaged in the lessons you are teaching? After coming back from a break,  I always like to begin with a research […]


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Expository Research Essay Project – Let’s Get Started!

Expository Research Essay Project – Arctic Animal To kick off the expository research process piece, I am going to begin with Writing a Suspenseful Riddle –  Arctic Animal.  The riddle lessons are featured in Empowering Writers January Lessons of the Month for grades 2-4 and grades 5-8.  If you are a k-1 teacher, make sure to check […]


Expository Research Essay Project – Day ONE- Researching

A great way to start back from a long break is by letting your students engage in a fun piece with research!  Students will choose an Arctic animal to research and then write a suspenseful riddle using the facts and information from their research.  (For those of you just joining us, we are using Empowering […]


Surviving the first week back!

What a wonderful week it has been! Our first day back to school this January was met with smiling faces and excited kids, ready to see the friends they missed over the winter break!  It was a wonderful blessing to be part of such a special day.  The week has continued to be just as […]


Are You Teaching Genre Every Day??

Here is a great way this kindergarten teacher is having book discussions with her students and teaching genre EVERY DAY! Make a copy of the book cover, laminate, and paper clip it to the outside of your read aloud. Then after reading and discussing the salient skills of the genre, students sort it into an […]


December Writing Lesson K1

December in the K-1 classrooms

Have Yourself A Hairy Little Christmas K-1 Writing Lesson This month our K-1 students practiced using descriptive adjectives in their writing using this fun book. I had a great time working with  Mrs. Gross in her kindergarten class this month!  Look at the cute student samples that we made!  It’s not too late for you […]