Teaching About Abstract Nouns

There's more to nouns than just people, places, and things. Learn how I teach about abstract nouns, incorporating a project to show off student learning.

Teaching grammar is not hard, but making sure students connect the lesson to their own writing is. I like to make sure that students create a project using the grammar concept we've learned to help cement the knowledge. Today I'd like to share how I teach about abstract nouns.

Teaching Students When to Start a New Paragraph


Teach your students when to start a new paragraph using an easy to remember rhyme.

I don't know about you, but my students had no idea about paragraphing. They just wrote a story or essay that was one long paragraph. That is, they did until I taught them this little rhyme.

Introducing the Writing Process

Following the writing process is a key component of teaching writing through the writer's workshop approach. Many of my students came to me without any knowledge of the writing process, so I made sure to expose them to it during the first week of school. An easy way to do that is with the One Sentence Writing Process.

New Blog Design


Check out my new blog design. Kristen at Chalk and Apples Design did such a great job. She listened to what I wanted, made suggestions about what would look good, never flinched when I changed my mind, and put together exactly what I envisioned.

I wanted one of the new modern templates that plays nicely on mobile devices. I asked for turquoise and lime, confetti, a fun look, and KG Fonts. We also used one of Brittney Murphy's newest fonts. The end result is clean and bright. I love it!

If you are looking for someone to redesign your blog, please check her out.

What do you think of my new design?

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