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Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core

Joyful Pathways to Narrative, Opinion, and Information Writing: This entire board features images from Nellie Edge's new book, "Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core" and kindergarten writing seminar.

DOWNLOAD FREE CHART! Laminated copies of this chart are placed around the room. We give children a visual reminder of what quality illustration looks like. From "Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core:Joyful Pathways to Accelerated Literacy" by Nellie Edge www.nellieedge.co...

OUR 10 HIGHEST-IMPACT KINDERGARTEN WRITING PRACTICES: How do we differentiate instruction to simultaneously challenge and support diverse learners within the same kindergarten? AUTHENTIC, MEANINGFUL LITERACY IS THE ANSWER. Read this NELLIE EDGE BLOG for our 10 most powerful writing strategies.

Nellie Edge Seminars: Allow your writing Framework to Nurture Creativity! Read about joyful pathways to the Common Core. . .

Common Core Standards, Nellie Edge Teacher Resources

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Our 10 Highest-Impact Kindergarten Writing Practices: Nellie Edge Seminars. How do we create a classroom of engaged and purposeful writers? This BLOG documents our best writing practices through beautiful photos of authentic literacy experiences.

"Leprechauns, Can I have some of your gold?" This playful information writing from Laura Flocker's kindergarten followed a study of leprechauns and St. Patrick's Day. Each child made a special trap and wrote a note to entice the leprechaun in. While at recess, the leprechaun sneaked in left "gold nuggets" (chocolate, of course). Learn about 10 highest-impact writing practices. nellieedge.com/...

Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core: Joyful Pathways to Accelerated Literacy! 10 High-Impact Writing Strategies for authentic, meaning-centered literacy and proficiency with Narrative, Opinion, and Information Writing!

Organized Writing Totes Allow Teachers—and Volunteers—to Support and Challenge ALL Children. All of the materials needed for these authentic book and list making centers are contained in an organized tote that children can use independently or with the help of a volunteer. Differentiated learning is built into the process. From "Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core" by Nellie Edge.

OUR 10 HIGHEST-IMPACT KINDERGARTEN WRITING PRACTICES: How do we differentiate instruction to simultaneously challenge and support diverse learners within the same kindergarten? AUTHENTIC, MEANINGFUL LITERACY IS THE ANSWER. Read this NELLIE EDGE BLOG for our 10 most powerful writing strategies.

Children learn to draw and label animals in their own really cool books, again practicing their heart words in a motivating and authentic context. They love to decorate their end page, remembering the chant "t-h-e e-n-d The End!" Strategy from "Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core:Joyful Pathways to Accelerated Literacy" by Nellie Edge.

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Children grab a clipboard and don a visor to “write the room.” Writing-to-Read strategies differentiate learning in Katie Nelson's kindergarten. From "Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core" by Nellie Edge (aka Writing-to-Read Accelerates Literacy: All Kindergartners Love to Write and Draw!)

News Stories: An engaging way to inspire narrative and opinion writing. Use wall space to organize news story templates. From "Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core" by Nellie Edge, Chapter 5.

WE LOVE USING THESE WRITING TOOLS! White boards are made from shower boards which come in 4’ x 6’ sheets from local home improvement stores. Black socks are attached with binder rings. Download "Great Drawing, Writing, and Word Work Resources" from Nellie Edge.

Kindergarten teachers will love this blog! See samples of authentic literacy and writing-to-read strategies. Read about how to use the kind of language that empowers young writers to become prolific writers.

Talking to Kindergartners about Their Writing

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CHILDREN LOVE DRAWING ANIMALS and making books! We give them writing templates and they have authentic and motivating word work practice. Independent writing and drawing totes hold all of the supplies needed. SEE LIST OF SUPPLIES. www.nellieedge.co... This is one of 5 writing totes that differentiates learning from "Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core" by Nellie Edge, Chapter 6.

FREE DOWNLOAD: www.nellieedge.co... The ABC Phonics Chart from ABC Phonics: Sign, Sign, and Read! by Nellie Edge and Sign2Me provides beginning-of-the-year ideas for drawing and labeling pictures.

How to Talk to Kindergartners about their writing. This blog is a detailed photo essay of the variety of ways children write in kindergarten and how wise teachers use language to develop self-regulation. Some students practice favorite "heart word sentences" during settling in time each morning.

Talking to Kindergartners about Their Writing

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Organized Writing Totes Allow Teachers—and Volunteers—to Support and Challenge ALL Children. All of the materials needed for these authentic book and list making centers are contained in an organized tote that children can use independently or with the help of a volunteer. Differentiated learning is built into the process. From "Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core" by Nellie Edge.

Details and paper choice matter with kindergarten teacher and "Kid Writing" author, Julie Lay! We do not recommend three-lined penmanship paper for our youngest writers; however, we give children a writing space for their kid writing and the adult underwriting. Download FREE WRITING TEMPLATES. www.nellieedge.co....

AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENT INFORMS OUR PRACTICE. By spring of the year, we want our kindergartners to be able to state one of their current writing goals knowing that "Our words and pictures tell a story." We laminated class photos of each child and attached them with tape so they can be easily moved around. Poster designed by Laura Flocker and Nellie Edge. nellieedge.com/...

OUR 10 HIGHEST-IMPACT KINDERGARTEN WRITING PRACTICES: How do we differentiate instruction to simultaneously challenge and support diverse learners within the same kindergarten? AUTHENTIC, MEANINGFUL LITERACY IS THE ANSWER. Read this NELLIE EDGE BLOG for our 10 most powerful writing strategies.

FROM FOLDED BOOKS TO KINDERGARTEN PUBLISHING. Six-page folded books allow young writers to practice quality handwriting, illustration techniques, and to understand that "our pictures and words tell a story." Some of these books are proofread, edited and eventually become published books. READ THIS NELLIE EDGE BLOG to see an authentic kindergarten publishing process.

From Folded Books to Kindergarten Publishing

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Children grab a clipboard and don a visor to “write the room.” Writing-to-Read strategies differentiate learning in Katie Nelson's kindergarten. From "Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core: Joyful Pathways to the Common Core" by Nellie Edge (aka Writing-to-Read Accelerates Literacy).

"This weekend I helped raise money for the Oregon Food Bank. It was a basketball tournament. I had a lot of fun." Send home WEEKEND NEWS JOURNALS to encourage storytelling and narrative writing. Samples from Katie Nelson's kindergarten. www.nellieedge.co...