Jan Brett Author Study *The kids will LOVE this flip book! Lots of great author study ideas $

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"If I were a snowman at night...." I especially like the torn paper snowman :-)

The First Grade Parade: Snowmen at Night and Ryan Gosling :)


How to build a snowman!

The Moffatt Girls: Winter Math and Literacy Packet (First Grade)


This fun opinion writing unit includes two complete writing projects! 1st and 2nd graders will enjoy writing about what they think is the best fruit and the best outdoor activity. This writing packet would be great to teach along with a health and nutrition unit.

Opinion Writing Packet for Primary Grades {Common Core}


Snapshots of winter break ~ Great for the first day returning to school. (Free!)

Snapshots of Winter Break- FREEBIE


Handwriting Practice pages laminated and use a wet erase marker! Do they even do handwriting anymore bc so many kids need it!

1st Grade Fantabulous: Favorite Pins Friday


FREE What a better way to talk about the New Year than to let your students make their own New Year's Resolution, or goal! Student will practice their friendly letter writing skills and will make New Year's resolutions for the coming year. They can write to a friend, parent, or even to themselves!

New Year’s Resolution Friendly Letter FREEBIE


FREE Spelling Homework Ideas( or use for Word Work/Spelling Center)

FREE Spelling Homework Ideas


Fact and opinion

Ginger Snaps: Fact and Opinion Freebie!


Revising and Editing Chart: ARMS & CUPS I used this one when I taught...it worked and the students understood it.

Revising and Editing Chart: ARMS & CUPS


Great way to show character traits with examples from text...can be used with any text...simple and effective!

The Corner On Character: What Do You Stand For?


I love this one! A must have for my classroom this week!

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This is a creative way to display a book review.

*Teaching Maddeness*: Friday Flashback: Read This Book!!


Spelling #2- This is a fun way to get students to practice their spelling while still playing a game. Put the students into small groups. Provide the dice that they roll.

Rollin' Rainbow Spelling - A Spelling Activity Layers of Learning


Show, Don't Tell PowerPoint

Show, Don't Tell


Opinion Writing: Favorite Food (6 pages)

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Mentor Text: Letter writing

Hoots N' Hollers: Mentor Text Link Up - Language Arts


Blog post focused on having kids make pamphlets about their favorite books.

Simple Book Review Pamphlet


RTS stamina chart. I like this better than my graph last year!

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The Basics of Writer's Workshop--a visual anchor chart to remind students of the expectations and responsibilities of WW.

~*~ Apples of Your Eye! ~*~: The Basics of Writer's Workshop


First Grader...at Last!: Anchor Charts


The kids add a sticker every time they get a 100% on their spelling tests. As you can see from the sticker chart, we went from less that 50% of the kids achieving a 100% to almost 100% once we started keeping track of the data! The other charts consist of Excel graphs made up of various pieces of classroom data. The post-it notes on the graphs are the students "thinking" in regards to the data. This wall became a great motivational tool for my fifth graders!

Elementary Literacy Resources


Printable page to help students with mapping stories.

Funky First Grade Fun: Story Mapping


Kids scared or tired of poetry? This is a lesson I was particularly pleased with- Pop Rocks Personification

English Assignments


Excellent BOY book about friendship and making everyone feel part of the classroom community.

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