Every student can be a writer with these terrific lessons, activities and ideas.
Teaching visual inference-- Show - don't tell - draw and write about an emotion without saying what it is
Miss Radka's Rhapsody: Show not Tells!
This is great to teach after you have taught what writers workshop is and also given students the opportunity to have an ideas chart. Keep this posted in the room because it will be helpful when teaching different genres in writing for instance, personal narratives, how to, persuasive writing, etc... small moments, student, seed, anchor charts, personal narratives, writer workshop, persuasive writing, creative writing, watermelon
Launching Writer's Workshop
Sentence Surgery…laminated unedited sentence strips, bandaid strips for ending punctuation, small round bandages for commas and quotations, tongue depressors to mark capitalization, and ‘Emergency Kit’ paper bags w/ red cross on them (to keep surgery supplies).
15 Questions to Spark Creative Thought
It's the Handwriting Fairy! - Reinforce good handwriting by letting them write with fancy pencils!
It's the Handwriting Fairy! - Fairy Dust Teaching
Encouraging Reluctant Second Grade Writers
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Colorful Teaching: Narrative Writing Diamond Freebie
KernProse Proofreader's Marks Chart
Free mini-poster or reproducible on colorful words writers can use instead of "said." Download in color or b&w. Students can add color to the b&w version and put it in their writing notebooks for reference.
Handout or mini-poster on colorful words writers can use instead of "said." Students can put the b&w version in their writing notebooks for reference.
Blank Lego Person - I have used this to have kids make characters from books, historical figures, community helpers. The kids love it!