Easy Toddler Activity for Rainy Days - Sweet T Makes Three
This is BRILLIANT! A way to be sure your conferences outlast the piece of writing! WOW! WOW! WOW! Can't wait to put this into action! Thanks for sharing Julie Ballew! A new BLOG to follow for sure!
Free template to create Writing Offices for students. The students have these offices available when they are writing.
First Grade Parade Write Anchor Charts - This is so cute! I wish I could draw like this for classroom displays.
a great idea to teach about Topic Sentence in writing
The Best Story- Teaching kids to write what they know.
Roll a Story great for teaching how to make interesting elements in a story. Love this for those kids who are stuck on what to write about! For the Foreign Language Classroom: Can I have kids brainstorm the 18 squares first like with Mad-Libs and THEN write the stories???
Great for teaching paragraphs and informative writing! One way to introduce this is to buy a cheap burger from somewhere. Start eating the meat only in front of the kids - have them help you build the burger. (add the bun! add lettuce! add ketchup!) Let them know that their writing is JUST the meat - they need to add more to it. Love the visual for them to make.
Focus Sticks - great way for kids to check their writing...such a great idea. This post has templates for creating your own focus sticks, plus posters to help teach each of the focus items. This could be adapted to go with our 3 writing rubrics???
Also cute idea for writing lyrics and critiques. I have always wanted to do this! This teaches kids to use synonyms for 'tired' words that are overused. "Tired words want to go to sleep. Let them rest. Don't make a peep! Try to use a synonym instead. Let those tired words stay in bed!"
handwriting house- teaching writing to kids I did a quick informal lesson on this even though it was mid-year and it was helpful. I will still see kids writing and say verbal reminders. (I tweeked it a little and said basement-->first floor-->second floor-->attic)
Each student comes up and picks a stick out of my hand; they have to place the word in the right cup. Then, after all sticks have been sorted, students can choose one stick from each cup and create a sentence using all three words. A great informal assessment!
120 Common Core writing prompts for informational, narrative, opinion, and creative!
Teach Your Students the Right Way to Write | Minds in Bloom. It I had NO idea the complex task proper printing is. Or exactly why proper grip, letter formation and paper were so essential. Want to put this article in my newsletters even though my 5th graders have ingrained habits that are impossible to break. Maybe it will help their younger siblings even in some small way.
Teach Your Students the Right Way to Write | Minds in Bloom
writing Rubric the kids will get this!