The Best Story - one of the first books read each year in Writer's Workshop. It's great for teaching where writer's get their ideas. In the end, the main character learns that the best story comes from your heart. After reading it, give each student a paper heart and they fill it with words/pictures of the things/people they love. I'm interested in looking at this book.
Writing Mentor Texts - next week I will begin teaching the Lucy Calkins writing program and found this website to be very useful for finding texts that display the writing objectives I will be teaching.
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Inferring in Second Grade -
Last week we focused on one of my very favorite skills to teach: making inferences. Although this skill is not explicitly in the common core standards for 2nd grade, it is part of CAFE. Also, RL2.1…
Small moments writing for big impact with narratives
Great books to use for teaching small moments in writing! Lots of other great ideas for building a better narrative too!
A fabulous story of a girl with perseverance and grit. She works through her obstacles to create something magnificent. included in this post are links for a trailer and another by the author. PERFECT Book for beginning of year