5 Tips for Teaching Handwriting in your kindergarten and first grade classroom-A MUST READ!

Teaching Handwriting - Mrs. Richardson's Class


Words their way organization

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Opinion writing idea, take a picture of students holding their favorite book. Then they write about why they like it. More writing ideas here: https://goo.gl/ygR4F8

Silhouette Autobiographies, Read Across America, and More


lots of dramatic play printables

Dramatic Play Center Ideas


Reading With Red: Early Literacy Center- Mail Time Part 2

Reading With Red: Early Literacy Center- Mail Time Part 2


Opinion Writing Unit - Lots of fun ideas and printables!

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@balancedlitdiet --> creative ways to support authentic reading and writing experiences for your kindergarteners!

BALANCEDLITERACYDIET :: index :: Balanced Literacy Diet


Opinion Writing Unit - Lots of fun ideas and printables!

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Back to School & Beginning of the Year Writing: This set of Opinion & Narrative writing sentence starters/frames, graphic organizers, and publishing templates are perfect to help your little writers write opinions and narratives.Included are three different sets.

Opinion & Narrative Writing Sentence Starters/Frames & Organizers,Back to School


First, next, then, last... Writing. Use with my ELA intervention class, yep!

Step into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons: My Week in Pictures!!


Design your Narrative! Engaging ! Students are provided with pre-designed setting paper and pictures to add to the setting..plan..then write! Rubric, posters and more!

Narrative Design and Write Kit Common Core


Build memories all year long with Memory Makers. A FREE printable is included!

Memory Makers ~ Building Memories All Year Long


HOME JOURNAL - EDITABLE - WRITING - KINDERGARTEN - This is the perfect way to strengthen your students' writing skills. Students are assigned three journal entries per week, three weeks per month. There are ten months worth of assignments, plus four seasonal assignments and 3 extra assignments. This is a year's worth of work. $

Home Journal - EDITABLE - Writing - Kindergarten


If we only could only use one book to teach students how to read and write informational texts It’s All About MEOW is probably the text we would choose. This book is an informational text told from the cat’s point of view. If you want to show students a strong example of how to use text features, write a how-to book, incorporate narrative writing into an informational book, create a timeline and infuse voice into an informational writing. just take a look at this book – It has it all.

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What does the tooth fairy do with all those teeth?- so cute for 2nd grade writing. I bet their ideas would be so funny!

First Grade Fever!: "Superb Writers" in First Grade!


Starting Writer's Workshop in First Grade!

Thank God It's First Grade!


This is part of the free editing set from First Grade Wow. For kindergarten, I use it to show what they can do (smiley face in the check box) and what their newest personal challenge is (I highlight the check box). They keep it in their writing folders. It helps differentiate learning and gives each student focus. There are many other useful pages in the packet, too. All free!

First Grade Wow: How's My Writing?


Read about how "Paragraph of the Week" writing homework helped improve my students' writing!

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This text is a terrific mentor text for teaching opinion writing. We love how there is evidence to support different points of view and in the end the characters consider changing their opinions. A big thanks to Deb Brady for telling us about this book!ages

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Write to Scruffy (he has a lot of problems!) A letter writing unit

Write to Scruffy… {a letter writing unit}


Mrs. Winter's Bliss: Stencil Stories and Picture Prompts

Stencil Stories and Picture Prompts


Fab 5 for Writing! Anchor Charts and Student Rubric

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See Jane Teach Multiage: Text Features Book

See Jane Teach Multiage: Text Features Book


make these for a center <3

How I use the Road Writing - Therapy Fun Zone


Journal Prompts for BEGINNING and/or STRUGGLING writers. Each page has an illustrated word bank and I Can statements!

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