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Argument writing anchor chart based on Toulmin Model

FREE Weekly Letter Writing Homework! I have used weekly letter writing with my students for years to encourage a tight-knit classroom and promote writing all year long. I write students a letter on Monday (see samples on pages 7-9) and they respond to me by Thursday (see rubric and expectations on pages 3 and4). I have included monthly topics and ideas to get you started (pages 5-6). Have fun!

FREE Weekly Letter Writing Homework

Blog Post on Paragraph Writing-CLINCHER. Use these effective mini-lesson resources for your own anchor chart AND read about more ideas to go along with it.

Rockin Resources: Paragraph Writing

using comic strips to teach quotations and dialogue

Young Teacher Love: Writing Dialogue Part 2

❤ FREE ❤ Scattergories: Creative Word Work Game for Kids - Word Work Game, 50+ pages, 3 Skill Levels and ink friendly options

Scattergories: Creative Word Work Game for Kids

show don't tell anchor chart. Some spelling errors on this chart to check first

UNDER THE RUG: This is one sample of amazing pictures for creative story writing (click on "Back to Harris Burdick" for more charcoal drawings.). If you only use one set of picture and lifted line prompts...use these. The resulting stories will amaze you.

40 descriptive writing prompts for elem school

40 Descriptive Writing Prompts for Elementary School

The Poetry Idea Engine Helps Students Create Poems

An entire blog page about different types of poems with videos! AWESOME!!!

Persuasive Sentence Starters~ Use these sentence starters to provide students with persuasive writing practice.

Take a picture of students and have them make a mask for their pictures. Add a straw and have students fill out a dive into summer story. I'm thinking info on fish

2nd Grade Shenanigans: Five for Friday...{Just pretend}

Practice with Suffixes by The Curriculum Corner | FREE | Centers | Practice Pages | Breaking down words

Practice with Suffixes

My awesome pre-service teacher took the lyrics to a writing song and made this awesome video! Great for test prep! - Mrs. Holmes Ms. Robinson presents "Write, Write, Baby!"

3 Teacher Chicks: Commas, Commas, Commas

3 Teacher Chicks: Commas, Commas, Commas

FREE Full Throttle Paper Airplane~ Kids will love making this printable jet paper airplane. Teachers could use it as part of an explanatory/expository writing activity. First students make it, then they describe the steps for making it.