2nd grade Writing
I enjoy teaching the basic beginners paragraph structure through the use of a Traffic Light analogy: Green--Go! Start your paragraph with a topic...
Traffic Light Paragraph Graphic Organizers FREEBIE
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FREEBIE: Writing Center Printables
The No Excuses Chart: Focuses on things that students should be expected to do once they have reached a certain grade. An interesting blog post.
Teaching My Friends!: The No Excuses List
Writing Celebrations are very important. They can be simple or elaborate, but kids need to celebrate what they have accomplished regularly. I often invite another class and any adults without classes at the time to come and listen to our stories. Once we had a “Slumber Party” writing celebration where the kids wore their PJs, we used old sheets to make tents out of the desks, and the kids read their stories to one another using flashlights. That was a lot of fun. Most of our celebrations are muc
Lucy Calkins-great blog about writers workshop. See Feb. 12 post for video of Lucy talking to students about writing. Show to students at beginning of year.
Flamingo Fabulous in Second Grade: Writing
3rd Grade Thoughts: Writing Groups: Teacher Time & Writing Bin
Writing Anchor Chart - Great, especially if you take the time to do a writer's workshop in your classroom!
Literacy - Mrs. Jennifer Cimini
Asprec's Apple- A First Grade Blog: Monster Writing