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A GREAT resource for teaching narrative writing to students. She breaks it down into 6-7 lessons, first teaching students to create a solid story map using illustrations. Then she models crafting sentences to tell the beginning, middle, and end of the story. What a great idea!!

Primary Graffiti: Owls, Drug Free, Writing, OH MY!

Tall Tales..Identifying and Writing! freee

1st Grade Hip Hip Hooray

FREEBIE! Looking for a way to collect writing samples from your students to formatively assess their learning? Use these ten minute writing samples with your students.

FREEBIE! Ten Minute Writing Sample Templates

Stop the, "Teacher, how do you spell ___?!" syndrome and put the responsibility back on students when they need to spell words!

Fluttering Through First Grade: Interactive Spelling Dictionaries & Spelling Styles Freebie

Writing Personal Narratives: An independent writing project.

Writing Personal Narratives: An Independent Writing Project

Friendly Letter Writing {a freebie}

Little Minds at Work: Friendly Letter Writing {a freebie}

Expanding sentences. Would love to do a foldable like this with grade-level revisions. 1. Add an adj/adv participial phrase. 2. Add a prepositional phrase. 3. Reorder/rearrange the sentence. 4. Improve the verb. 5. Include an appositive. 6. Write it as a compelling fragment. 7. Rewrite it as dialogue. 8. Change the point of view.

Great handwriting practice idea!

Strategies for Improving Handwriting

Use laminated construction paper to teach personal space at the beginning of the year.

FREEBIE persuasive writing mini lesson

Persuasive Writing Mini Unit FREEBIE

FREE!!! This product helps students correctly use end marks: period, question mark and exclamation mark/point. Students practice reading and matching descriptive sentences with a picture. Students are actively engaged in their learning while having fun with these puzzles. Each puzzle has three pieces: one with sentences missing end marks, one with descriptive sentences and one with a specific picture that matches the sentences.

Punctuation - End Marks.

Laminated animal pictures to help students write facts, stories, opinions in dry erase marker ~ for practice in writing centers ~ 1st grade

Ever seen this anchor chart for prepositions and wished you had a copy to print off yourself? Now you can!!!


My students are loving these main idea silly webs!! Free!!

Can't Stop Smiling in Primary: My students are loving these main idea silly webs!! Free!!

Paper Bag Biography Project for Dr. Seuss: This project tucks neatly inside a paper bag and includes fun facts, a "talk-show" reader's theater, a timeline mini-book, and more! Two options for bag design are shown. (Grades 1-2) #drseuss #biography $

Nouns, Verbs and Adjectives - I Spy - NO PREP, just print, add magnifying glasses and go!

Teach With Laughter: Nouns, Verbs and Adjectives

**Follow for free "too-neat-not-to-keep" teaching tools & other fun stuff :) .....this isn't free, but it does look good!! Monthly Activities and Centers for Writing/Editing

Cleaning Up Writing (Monthly Editing Activities & Centers)

Class Made books. Bind them and add them to your class library all year. Then, raffle them off on the last day of school!

Fluttering Through First Grade: 5 for Fraturday

Expanding sentences. Absolutely doing this with the kids.

Roll a Story boards are perfect for motivating students to write! This FREEBIE is sure to be a hit with young writers. Perfect for a writing center, or as part of your writing workshop time.

Roll a Story {The Superhero FREEBIE Edition}

FREE Writing Strategy for students to practice revising their writing papers and compositions. Circle of Trust! #writing #strategy

5 star sentences...FREEBIE!

Curious Firsties: How-To Writing (with a few Freebies)

freebie how-to writing templates

Little Minds at Work: MLK Recap & Polar Bear Week Plans

Punctuation Practice Freebie

Punctuation Practice Freebie

30+ pages of FREE printable tools for your students' writing folders! Alphabet charts, digraph and blends charts, editing checklists, genre mini-anchor charts, and more. Wow!