Hi Angela! I teach third grade in Shelbyville, TN, but have grown up in and commute from Mufreesboro.
I'm trying to get "stuff" ready for next year. I am finishing up my second year teaching, and I am still trying to experiment with my writer's workshop schedule. I have not formally had a writer's workshop, but am DETERMINED to incorporate writing into my every day schedule. The problem I am having is trying to find time (where and when) to teach those dreaded SPI's: subjects,predicates, possessives, etc..I have many ELL students in my class and they struggle with these concepts. Sometimes it takes 3 days just for them to be able to really "get it" (those tested skills) Any suggestions on balancing a much needed skill focus and writing instruction/time?
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