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Wonder Wednesday: Why Do Flowers Bloom in the Spring?

Could there really be warm weather on the horizon?  At least the calendar says so!  One of the perks of the month of March is experiencing the first day of spring.  If you are lucky, greenery and flowers are starting to bloom.  So why is there a surge...
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Wonder Wednesday: Why are Four-Leaf Clovers Considered Lucky?

With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, students are probably all abuzz about wearing green, avoiding being pinched, and finding a lucky four-leaf clover! Shamrocks will adorn school classrooms, hallways, and clothing.  So why are these leafy finds...
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Developing Language and Inspiring ELL Students to Write

BY: Daria Hendrickson My students are very energetic and curious learners who come from diverse backgrounds and who want to be challenged on a daily basis. In our ESL/Social Studies/Science class, we do a lot of writing, and this year my students’ writing...
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What Are They Saying? Teaching Dialogue with Photos

Students are usually acquainted with dialogue in narrative writing from the first story they are read as a toddler. However, writing dialogue effectively to enhance a story can be a complicated skill to master. In this activity, students will practice...
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Wonder Wednesday: Why Is Mardi Gras So Colorful?

March 4th marks the beginning of Mardi Gras, a feasting celebration of In New Orleans, LA.  Thousands travel from all over to celebrate through parties, parades, eating, dancing, music, and more.  Students will use this Write About This visual prompt...
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