Writing Folder: New Tools for Writing Success

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The Shurley English Writing Folder will help your students move through the writing process with ease. This foldout, four-pocket folder keeps students organized with a dedicated space for their prewriting, rough draft, revised draft, and edited paper. It is packed with handy references, checklists, and tips to ensure students have exactly what they need to produce a polished piece of writing.

The Writing Folder…

  • helps students learn all the steps of the writing process, until it becomes second nature.

  • provides detailed graphic organizers so students can organize their ideas logically.

  • teaches students how to revise and edit their own writing in a step-by-step manner.

  • develops students’ vocabulary in order to empower them with word choice that is both deep and wide.

Recommended for Shurley English Levels 3-8. Size: 9“ x 12”

SHURLEY ENGLISH WRITING FOLDER:  © SHURLEY INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, INC.

SHURLEY ENGLISH WRITING FOLDER: © SHURLEY INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, INC.

SHURLEY ENGLISH WRITING FOLDER:  © SHURLEY INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, INC.

SHURLEY ENGLISH WRITING FOLDER: © SHURLEY INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, INC.

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Writing Folder: ISBN 978-1-58561-425-7

Jingle All the Way with these Language Arts Tunes!

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We've said it before and we'll say it again, Jingles are a fun way for students to learn the definitions of the eight parts of speech and other important language arts concepts.  Definitions are oftentimes difficult to understand and remember, but by strategically singing or chanting them, students develop a ready-made resource in their brains.  They can access that information at any time by just repeating the jingle to themselves.

Did you know you can download our Shurley English Jingles on your electronic device so you can have them with you to learn and review?

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Travel over to the Goggle Play Store or iTunes and type "Shurley Jingles" into the search box.  Then, select the Jingle of your choice to download/purchase. You may also view our jingles for FREE on our YouTube Channel. (Click here for more details.)

Remember, practice, practice, practice…it’s the way to mastery!  Let the Shurley English Jingles rock your classroom into the new year!

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Cindy Goeden

Cindy Goeden has enjoyed being involved with Shurley English for the last sixteen of her twenty-six years in the field of education.  Working with various levels of students in elementary, junior, and high schools, in both the private and public arenas, Cindy surely is thankful for the providential day that she was introduced to Shurley English, which changed forever her approach to Language Arts instruction. That has led to her current job of having the joy of sharing about Shurley with other educators.  Her love of learning has prodded her to earn over two hundred and twenty hours, which includes two bachelor degrees in education.

 

Cindy currently lives with her husband, Donald, in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she enjoys puttering in her flowers, changing up her décor with the seasons, and occasionally getting out and traveling with Donald to either explore a new beach or view historic sights and gardens.

Let’s get “Ziggy" with language arts definitions!

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At Shurley English, we teach everything about Language Arts in a unique way.  The curriculum has been divided into a combination of individual features that spiral together in harmony to teach difficult concepts successfully.  Jingles are one of the unique features that  we introduce, reinforce, and help students master, and they are taught during Jingle Time

So, what’s the big deal?  Well, Jingles are a fun way for students to learn the definitions of the eight parts of speech and other important language arts concepts.  These definitions are oftentimes difficult to understand and remember, but by strategically singing or chanting them during Jingle time, students develop a ready-made resource in their brains.  They can access that information at any time by just repeating the jingle to themselves.

Merriam-Webster defines a jingle as a short verse or song marked by catchy repetition.  The word “catchy” is important because it means instantly appealing and memorable; however, “repetition” is the key word in the term.

Now, if you’re following my blog, you already know that repetition is what keeps brain cells in a particular learning path fired-up, creating long-term memories.  Each time a jingle is recalled and recited, memory of the information is deepened.  As students are taught the concrete steps necessary to relate each jingle to a concept, each concept to a skill practice, and each skill practice to writing and editing, students gain a greater depth of knowledge (D. O. K.) in Language Arts. 

Zig Ziglar once said, “Repetition is the mother of learning, the father of action, which makes it the architect of accomplishment.”  So, incorporate Jingle Time into your lessons today, and let’s get “Ziggy” with it!

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Jamie Geneva

Jamie Geneva is the Senior National Consultant at Shurley Instructional Materials and is a seasoned subject matter expert in the realm of English Language Arts.  Her career with the company began during the days of the Shurley Method binder, which was pre-1st Edition, and has spanned across three decades.  Over the years, her various roles have included teacher, presenter, state representative, consultant, manager, and most recently, a Shurley English Digital Assistant.  You might not recognize her face, but her voice could certainly sound familar.  That’s because she’s recorded Jingles, Q&A Flow Sentences, and other Shurley English content for many, many years. 

Jamie and her husband, Garret, live in the foothills of eastern Oklahoma. She loves spending quality time with her family, traveling, reading, cooking, and staying connected on social media.

Ms. Geneva received her B.S. degree in Elementary Education and her M.Ed in Public School Administration from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK.