Encourage descriptive writing with these alternatives to "said".
Teaching students to write long reading response off of sticky note thinking
120 Writing Prompts---for kids who can't think of journal ideas..grab one... i wish my teachers had had something like this....
"This website has really interesting writing prompts. Some of them are really fun!"
This gave me an idea for one of my favorite quotes: Take a picture of hands in family and hang under the quote: "Un homme est qu'il a fait, par ses mains voyons sa coeur." ( A man is what he has done, by his hands we see his heart.) -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The Best Part Of Me, Best Teaching Ideas, Write Prompt, Writing Prompts, School Orientation Ideas, Hand Writing Teaching, Classroom Writing Display, Educ, My Family Activities
Launching Writer's Workshop and Personal Narrative Unit (CC Aligned) - Zanah McCauley - TeachersPayTeachers.com Writing Anchor Charts, Design Homes, Personal Narratives, Narrative Writing Anchor Chart, Anchor Charts For Writing, Anchor Charts Writers Workshop, Narrative Anchor Charts, Writers Workshop Anchor Charts, Writing Workshop Anchor Charts
Show Not Tell when writing
Expanding sentences. Would love to do a foldable like this with grade-level revisions. 1. Add an adj/adv participial phrase. 2. Add a prepositional phrase. 3. Reorder/rearrange the sentence. 4. Improve the verb. 5. Include an appositive. 6. Write it as a compelling fragment. 7. Rewrite it as dialogue. 8. Change the point of view. Sentence Writing, School, Anchor Charts, Buildings, Expanding Sentences, Languag Art, Expand Sentenc, First Grade, Kid
Expanding sentences. Absolutely doing this with the kids.
Make your own printable handwriting worksheets. YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!
Mom's Choice Award Winner! Louis is a "verb!" He has a lot of trouble focusing and he is always doing something, but the problem is usually it's the wrong something. A must have for all who struggle with paying attention. Vivid Verb, Classroom, Books, School, Reading Awards, Languag Art, Grade, Educ, Teach
After reading this book, students think of an unusual animal that they would like to have as a pet. They brainstorm ways their animal could be useful/helpful and then write a persuasive letter to their parents to convince them to let them have the pet. School, Persuas Write, Children, Persuasive Writing, Dinosaurs, Picture Books, Letter Writing, Writing Activities, Mentor Texts
@Jill Houck---but with our writing process steps... good way to keep track of where kids are at, and if a helper comes in its easy for them to see who needs help.
A strategy to teach how to write a complete sentence- I love the strip that prompts the kids to write an adjective, noun, verb and place.(***Make the strip for Writing Workshop.) Writing For Kids, Sentence Writing, Teaching Nouns And Verbs, How To Write A Sentence, Complet Sentenc, Anchor Charts, Complete Sentences, Writing Strategies For Kids, Writing Journals
A strategy to teach how to write a complete sentence- I love the strip that prompts the kids to write an adjective, noun, verb and place.
Other ways to say "said" - a Prof. I had last semester actually did this when she taught high school and the results amazed her! As the school year progresses, you can also use this technique with other words that students tend to abuse in your classroom. Students, High School English, Anchor Charts, Writing Centers, Creative Writing, Halloween Kids, Word Walls, Teacher, Writing Lessons
I did this last year with the word "good", the kids loved it!
This is from a college professor who is combatting punctuation "myths" kids pick up in school. It's a nice article. I like the how the "commas go where you breath" myth is debunked. I like the witty comeback. I think I'll start using it. College Teaching Ideas, Colleges, Schools, Colleg Professor, English Punctuat, Educ, Kids, Teacher, Kid Pick
No, It’s Not Arbitrary and Does Make Sense: Teaching the English Punctuation System
@Jill Houck---The Clever School Teacher: Book lists complied by reading strategies, writing traits, and common core!!!