What's Your Opinion? - Sentence starters from Live, Love, Laugh, and Learn! This site also offers a video and other ideas for teaching persuasive writing.

Ten Pin Linky - Writing Ideas

Anchor chart: Sentence starters for writing opinion pieces (Writer's Workshop Mini-Lesson Idea, mentor text)

funny chapter books for kids

Funny Books for Kids

This link provides a list of funny fiction books. For high-interest nonfiction stories with written response, access the link below.

Focusing on spelling helps kids become better readers! Here are 50 hands-on spelling activities for both phonics and sight words, perfect for young kids.

50 Hands-On Spelling Activities {for Phonics and Sight Words}

Word Work: Lower elementary 50 Hands-On Spelling Activities for Phonics and Sight Words - Nicely organized to click and find the information you need for the activity you want.

Letter of the Week Crafts [From A to Z!] + The Weekly Kids Co-Op Link Party at B-Inspired Mama

A to Z - Cute Letter of the Week Crafts for Preschoolers

A to Z - Letter of the Week Crafts - B-Inspired Mama Letter of the Week Crafts [From A to Z!] Perfect Alphabet Activities for Preschool or Homeschool Kindergarten, Too! If you absolutely love arts and crafts a person will enjoy this website!


Our language is rich, we should use more words…

descriptive words other words to use. be still my heart! I love using a variety of descriptive words. This list, in the words of Mrs.Riley -my high school English teacher, is a plethora of words :-)

Phonics/Alphabet Baskets Sorting Activity- for independent practice station or reading station

Sorting Baskets Phonics Activity

Phonics 1 Phonics/Alphabet Baskets Sorting Activity (from The Imagination Tree) Make baskets with objects that sound like a specific letter. Give the students a basket and let them practice their phonics skills by naming the objects.

Learn letters and sounds with 25 FREE picture mats!

Learn letters and sounds with 25 FREE picture mats!

Kindergarten FREE: Print each mat and set of cards; have your child match letters to the correct pictures. Fun way to practice letter sounds!

Some good ideas here to help kids write longer sentences.

Writing Sentences: A Roll and Write Activity

Great idea for expanding sentences or writing prompts. Writing Sentences: A Roll and Write Activity ~ get kids learning about sentence structure and writing longer sentences with this interactive writing activity