idiom alphabet- learning about idioms
have kids put their faces on pictures found in magazines, and then write a story about themselves in that situation. This should be extremely popular!
Star Writers, from First Grade Frenzy...and her entire WWorkshop layout
TAPE ENVELOPES INTO NOTEBOOKS: Organizing Research Notes for Expository Writing [Each envelope represents a subtopic. Inside the envelopes, students tuck pieces of support or facts for that particular subtopic. Folds up and fits in writing folders.
Great idea! When students are at lunch the "Punctuation Super Heroes" sneak in and leave Skittles on correct punctuation. Very motivating.
Multiple Meaning Words [love it]
Punctuation - Great videos! LL Cool J's 'Punctuation Rap' made me smile :)
Awesome handwriting lessons sheets Free
how to teach correct letter formation for common reversals ....
2nd Grade Anchor Charts: Writing Goals
"Word boxes: If a student doesn't know how to spell a word, they check the card in the box. If it's not there, they bring the card to me, we spell it together, and then the card goes back in its spot when they're done. Promotes independent writers - could use to supplement a word wall
Love this visual writing rubric for first grade!!