Thursday, May 25, 2017

Summer Literacy Guide on the OneDrive ClassNoteBook

Wow! Summer is already here! The year flew by, but I managed to find the time to create a literacy guide for parents who are interested in making sure their students are ready for fifth grade. We worked very hard this year, but oftentimes students just need more time to practice the skills we learned in school. Summer is a great time to continue the great work from the school year, in order to avoid the dreaded summer regression that can make returning to school in the fall so hard.

Please consider checking out my Summer Literacy Parent Guide and taking the time to help your child! Your child can find the guide on the OneDrive. There are a few ways to get there. I suggest asking your child to go to and click on the Class NoteBooks link on the side bar. Your child will need login information to get in at home. Please let me know if you have any questions at all, and I wish you all the best as you enjoy some educational time with your child this summer!

Yours in teaching and learning,
~Mrs. Sutliff

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

U1 S 9: Revising to add setting desctiptions

Good morning Hoppers! This video is for those of you who are ready to start revising!

If you are still drafting, this video is not for you. I want you instead to go to the bonus video and make sure to write a new scene while you try describing the setting.

In this video, you will learn how to revise your writing so that you have setting, action, and dialogue together. Hoppy writing!

Bonus Video: Setting, Action, and Dialogue

This video is for those of you who are still drafting and trying to finish your story! Please write a new scene today while you try weaving action, dialogue and setting descriptions together, right along with me! Remember to pause the video as you go, so you can stop and try it!

Friday, September 30, 2016

U 1 S 7 Bonus Video: Inner Monologue

Good Morning Hoppers,

I know this is a bonus video,but I would like everybody to watch this video today before you begin working on your stories. Remember, this is our last week to draft! Work hard, so you can get at least one story ready to revise and edit by Friday!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

U1 S7 The Heart of Your Story

Good morning Hoppers!

This is a super important lesson where you will learn how to add thoughts and feelings to your story. Check it out today!

Inspirational Video for Drafting Stories


Good Morning Hoppers!

I know writing is hard work. To keep you motivated and inspired to use every minute of work time to draft your stories, I have created a motivational video! I hope you find it inspiring! (I also hope it works, since I've never done this kind of video before!)

Sunday, September 25, 2016

U1 S 6 Quick Snippets: Storytelling with Action

Good morning Hoppers,

Watch this quick video if you need help telling your story with a Storytelling Voice. I'll show you how to add action to your story. This is the most important way to show instead of tell your story.