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Monthly writing journals. Great to show growth, like portfolios!

The First Grade Parade: I Survived Week 2 How About You?!

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Students write about a time they got hurt (Ouch Stories). Use bandaids as artwork when they publish their stories. Cute!

fairytale prompt

August | 2013 | Relief Teaching Ideas

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This is an amazing book to teach the writing process to young children! It's full of great vocabulary as well.

First Grade Garden: August Currently and Freebie Friday

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Roll a Story. Fun idea for creative writing!

Roll-a-Dice Literacy Fun!

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A step to step guide - How to write your own letter - From Writer's Toolbox #writing

Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits: Teaching Writing Idea and Plans

Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits: Teaching Writing Idea and Plans

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I could laminate this so it could be used with a dry erase marker throughout the year.

KidsTV123.com - Alphabet Worksheets

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Writing Workshop Conference Sheets

Writing Workshop Conference Sheets

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An Interview with Harry the Tarantula- Good for expository writing.

Ms. Smarty Pants : Opinion Writing Day 13/14 Early!

Ms. Smarty Pants : Opinion Writing & Day 13/14 Early!

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I love using this book to start writer's workshop in my classroom! Included is a free activity and lesson to get your students *inspired* to write!

TGIF! - Thank God It's First Grade!: Let's Start Writing!

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Much easier way to keep track of who is where in the writing process!

The Superlative Six

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Too cute!

Sweet Sweet Second Grade: I survived!

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FREE - After the Storm Helps kids write about and discuss uncomfortable feelings after a natural disaster

Kid-friendly rubric/checklist for student writing- perfect for writing station or creative writing assignments!

Freebie! Foldable Quick Writes - Fun Prompts!

This file is a 20 page download of my If I Planted a Jellybeans creative writing unit. I pose the question of planting a jellybean to my class. I take them through several activities for them to form an opinion about if they think it will grow or not. Then I pull a little trick by adding Zinnia seeds to our potting soil when we plant. The surprise on their faces is priceless when the flowers begin to bloom. It is a wonderful spring surprise. $3.99

Writing Prompt: what are the cats up to?

Spicing up Writing Workshop - Mrs. Wheelers First Grade Tidbits