Christina Hostetler
Christina Hostetler
Christina Hostetler

Christina Hostetler

12 fun ways to practice name writing for preschooler -- that will actually have them interested in trying to write it! ♥

6 Ways to Use Data Walls Effectively by What I Have Learned. Some great tips on how to use data walls to build students and help them meet their goals.

Digging Deeper: Writing about Reading in our Reading Notebooks!

a great idea to teach about Topic Sentence in writing

Themed writing journals that all students can contribute to during work on writing. Or place in a writing center.

They picked their favorite book used a piece of cardstock folded to look like a book with a binding. They illustrated the cover, and wrote a brief summary on the back. We read some summaries on the back of some of the books in our class library and the students noticed that many of them ended in questions. We discussed how the questions left you wanting to read more to find out what happens in the book. add their photo & DONE!

A HUGE collection of videos on each writing genre.

whole class writing journals

8 whole class journals for the students to write in. Select 8 students each week to write in one of the journals. The next week, 8 different children will be selected to write, and so on. By the time were finished, each journal should have about 25 different entries written in them. Students will be able to read what their classmates have written as well.