The Best Story - one of the first books read each year in Writer's Workshop. It's great for teaching where writer's get their ideas. In the end, the main character learns that the best story comes from your heart. After reading it, give each student a paper heart and they fill it with words/pictures of the things/people they love. I'm interested in looking at this book.
Revising and Editing Chart: ARMS & CUPS I used this one when I taught...it worked and the students understood it.
K-4 - Capitalize with MINTS - ELACCKL2a: Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I. ELACC1L2a: Capitalize dates and names of people. ELACC2L2a: Capitalize holidays, product names, and geographic names. ELACC3L2a: Capitalize appropriate words in titles. ELACC4L2a: Use correct capitalization.
MINTS Acronym from the Teachers Notebook
Use with any book.... FUNCTIONAL FOLDING FUN ~ Elementary Paper Folding Flap Books For All Subject Areas! Just print, fold, cut and you are ready to go! Print on colored paper for an added variety! This 200+ page unit includes a variety of folding flap books including: blank books which can be used for any topic, Venn Diagrams, word families, contractions, grammar, character map, vocabulary, short & long vowels, math, science and social studies topics too! $
Here's a simple way to practice plurals with your kids that costs only cents. What you will need: 1. Sentence strips 2. Markers 3. List of nouns that follow the rules. What you do: 1. Write the noun on the sentence strip. 2. Fold the right hand corner to cover up whatever gets taken away on the reform of the word. 3. Write the new ending that makes the word plural
simple and cheap way to practice plural nouns. Fold down flap to make plural word.
A great way to practice narrative writing. Read this book to the class. Brainstorm a list of all the things the snowmen did at night. Have students create their own activity. They write 3 paragraphs, developing the characters in the first, describing the snowman's activity and a problem faced in the second and solving the problem in the third. You can add an art element to this by having students design a snowman doing their nighttime activity.
WRITING A FRIENDLY LETTER Activity Packet: Practice and Assessment ~ Fun, easy, and ready-to-use activities! Print and go! Students will easily follow the step-by-step introduction and review of the parts of a friendly letter. The last handout assesses students' ability to write their own correctly-formatted letter. #friendly #letter #writing $
organized lessons for writing a personal narrative
Venn diagram comparing two characters/classmates
Nice anchor chart for the COPS method for editing.
My students last year loved having whole class journals to write in. They had a chance to write in them during Work on Writing, and a chance to read them during Read to Self. I made up a new set of 8. At the moment they are pretty plain covers, but once a student writes in it they have the option of choosing a sticker from my collection to place on the front cover. The stickers show me how many kids have tackled each topic.
Whole class journals: each student can write in them on a certain topic and the class can read them at different time. Great "I'm finished early" activity!
great for expository writing