non fiction writing summary, use as an outline for body paragraphs.

Peterson's Pad: February 2012

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This writing unit is packed full of writing resources to help your little writers get their thoughts on paper! All generic templates include primary and regular lined paper. 65 pages of resources that you can use all year long! Includes letter writing templates, how-to templates, non-fiction writing graphic organizers

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Sarah's First Grade Snippets: reading nonfiction using sticky notes (freebie included)

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Non-fiction writing checklist..this would SO help second and third graders write a non-fiction paper!

The Teacher Diaries: Non-fiction writing checklist

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Author's Purpose

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Anchor charts

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How to Draw a Squirrel - Step by Step drawing for kids - 50+ free, printable pages!

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10 for 10- Ten Mentor Texts to Use for Modeling Writing. growingbookbybook.com shares their favorite 10 books to use during writer's workshop.

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Show, Don't tell - part of fun Realistic Fiction writing unit

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Tracking writing goals in Kindergarten

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Show, Don't tell - part of fun Realistic Fiction writing unit

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This personal narrative writing unit includes two complete writing projects and meets Common Core State Standards. Students will enjoy writing about going to a special place and a special day they have had.

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This personal narrative writing project includes everything you need to teach from the beginning to the end of the unit. Students will choose a holiday they have enjoyed and write about what happened on that special day. Meets Common Core Standards.

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My students LOVE mad libs and it's a great way to enforce sentence parts. This website allows you to enter a story and they convert it into a Mad Lib for you. It took me forever to make my own - this is just time saved!

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Teaching students to "show" in their writing.

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Personal Narratives - video about beginnings of personal narratives

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Personal Narrative Modeled Lesson - Roller Coaster.m4v (by two authors)

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Great way to give your students ideas to write about. First they get to have a conversation with their peers. $

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Expanding sentences. Great activity to help them understand adding depth to a boring sentence. Very fun and a lot easier to get brainstorming than just saying, 'write a long sentence!' haha

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informational writing...could use my zoobooks and let them "research" a topic then they can draw and label pictures to write about their topic

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Free downloads of generic thinking maps to use with non fiction stories. This blogger actually puts easy to read nonfiction books out and students have a choice of thinking maps to make during writing workshop

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Are you looking for a way to help your students increase their feelings vocabulary in their writing? Try using these Feelings Word Walls during your writing lessons. Each product is available in color and black and white to meet your printing needs. Give your students the tools they need to improve their writing. The "right" word to describe feelings will be at their fingertips.

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Great visual of what students can do at a Writing center

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Shared journals for fast finishers

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Organizing Research Notes for Expository Writing [Each envelope represents a subtopic. Inside the envelopes, students tuck pieces of support or facts for that particular subtopic. Folds up and fits in writing folders.

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