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Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core

Joyful Pathways to Narrative, Opinion, and Information Writing: This entire board features images from Nellie Edge's new book, "Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core" and kindergarten writing seminar.
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Talking to Kindergartners about Their Writing

Great blog, "Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting Matters!", about supporting kindergarten writers! FREE DOWNLOADS include Name Ticket practice book. This girl has just completed a fluency activity where she practiced writing "heart word" sentences with good handwriting. For a proven approach to Kindergarten Handwriting, see Nellie Edge Online Seminar #2 at https://onlineseminars.nellieedge.com/

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ABC Phonics: Sing, Sign, and Read! by Nellie Edge

This FREE miniature ABC Reference Chart from ABC Phonics: Sign, Sign, and Read! by Nellie Edge and Sign2Me provides beginning-of-the-year ideas for drawing and labeling pictures. DOWNLOAD: http://www.nellieedge.com/abc-phonics/Miniature-ASL-Reference-Chart.pdf

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Kindergartners Take a “Writerly/Scientific Walk” - thanks to Lucy Calkins for this phrase. Observing and drawing small details from nature provides inspiration for informational writing. From "Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core" by Nellie Edge. For poetry unit?

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Our 10 Highest-Impact Kindergarten Writing Practices

TAKE HOME PROJECT - JELLYFISH This kindergarten art gallery at Candalaria Kindergarten featured samples of the projects Laura Flocker had woven into science explorations and literature studies. Jelly Fish were made from giant coffee filters purchased from Discount School Supply – Liquid Watercolor™ Texas Snowflakes. http://www.discountschoolsupply.com/Product/ProductDetail.aspx?product=12793 Learn more about Joyful Accelerated Literacy.

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6 Word Stamp Set

FREE downloadable chart/poster from Nellie Edge Weekly Focus Blog. Poster is set up to print 22x88. Send the PDF to your local office supply store. Laminate for durability. Children make Stamp and Read Books using high-frequency word stamps and animal stamps. Purchase stamps with free templates at Online Store from http://nellieedge.com/online-store/

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Our 10 Highest-Impact Kindergarten Writing Practices

OUR 10 HIGHEST-IMPACT KINDERGARTEN WRITING PRACTICES: How do we differentiate instruction to simultaneously challenge and support diverse learners within the same kindergarten? AUTHENTIC, MEANINGFUL LITERACY IS THE ANSWER. Read this NELLIE EDGE BLOG for our 10 most powerful writing strategies.

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This instruction area is intentionally set up with careful attention to every detail of print. Photo from Winter Curry's kindergarten. Notice the pink and purple "heart words" and ABC Phonics:Sing ,Sign, and Read! wall cards from Nellie Edge seminars.

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DOWNLOAD FREE CHART! Laminated copies of this chart are placed around the room. We give children a visual reminder of what quality illustration looks like. From "Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core:Joyful Pathways to Accelerated Literacy" by Nellie Edge http://www.nellieedge.com/members/resources/What-Makes-Quality-Illustration.pdf

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WE LOVE USING THESE WRITING TOOLS! White boards are made from shower boards which come in 4’ x 6’ sheets from local home improvement stores. Black socks are attached with binder rings. Download "Great Drawing, Writing, and Word Work Resources" from Nellie Edge.

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Our kindergarten colleagues absolutely LOVE following Melissa Clancy's blog.

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Kindergarten children observe, discuss, sing about and write about each new season. They proofread and edit six-page folded books about their favorite season. Some of these becomes published books. This is one of many opinion writing pieces from Nellie Edge seminars. http://www.nellieedge.com/ccss/writing/Opinion-Writing.pdf

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Talking to Kindergartners about Their Writing

How to Talk to Kindergartners about their writing. This blog is a detailed photo essay of the variety of ways children write in kindergarten and how wise teachers use language to develop self-regulation. Some students practice favorite "heart word sentences" during settling in time each morning.

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Kindergarten writing proficiency with "Heart Words" - Nellie Edge

Kindergartners begin writing with the powerful high-frequency "heart word" sentence "I love you", creating secret messages to hide around their homes. Authentic, engaging writing-to-read experiences accelerate literacy! Enjoy free video clips, strategies, and downloads. Explore authentic and powerful word work activities that build fluency and delight. From "Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core"…

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Our 10 Highest-Impact Kindergarten Writing Practices

AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENT INFORMS OUR PRACTICE. By spring of the year, we want our kindergartners to be able to state one of their current writing goals knowing that "Our words and pictures tell a story." We laminated class photos of each child and attached them with tape so they can be easily moved around. Poster designed by Laura Flocker and Nellie Edge. http://nellieedge.com/blog/our-highest-impact-kindergarten-writing-practices-nellie-edge-seminars/

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Free Teacher Resouces - Kindergarten and Early Literacy

Children learn to draw and label animals in their own really cool books, again practicing their heart words in a motivating and authentic context. They love to decorate their end page, remembering the chant "t-h-e e-n-d The End!" Strategy from "Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core:Joyful Pathways to Accelerated Literacy" by Nellie Edge.

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DOWNLOAD FREE CHART! Laminated copies of this chart are placed around the room. We give children a visual reminder of what quality illustration looks like. From "Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core:Joyful Pathways to Accelerated Literacy" by Nellie Edge http://www.nellieedge.com/members/resources/What-Makes-Quality-Illustration.pdf

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Weekly Focus: Ten Tips for Teaching Handwriting Grip

Teaching pencil grip is one of the foundation skills from Nellie Edge “Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting Matters.” An in-depth photo essay, featuring 10 practical handwriting tips, is a “must-read” for preschool and kindergarten teachers and parents. This Weekly Focus blog includes FREE parent letters.

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Preview proven writing strategies from Nellie Edge Online Seminars: Multisensory ABC and Phonics Immersion, Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting, and Mastery of High-Frequency Sight Words are foundational components of an authentic kindergarten writing program. Optional college credits available.

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Writing news stories allows children to share their opinions about personal events in their lives.

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Organized Writing Totes Allow Teachers—and Volunteers—to Support and Challenge ALL Children. All of the materials needed for these authentic book and list making centers are contained in an organized tote that children can use independently or with the help of a volunteer. Differentiated learning is built into the process. From "Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core" by Nellie Edge.

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Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting, Phonics, and Word Work

Quick writes build fluency. The word "dog is one of our handwriting anchor words and our high-frequency "heart words". Children learn to draw dogs and make books about animals. Learning how to draw supports the writing process.

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Writing to Read in Kindergarten 2 - Nellie Edge

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ABC PHONICS: SING, SIGN, AND READ! For the children who are already reading, this ABC and phonics book provides differentiated learning: The sign language description is written specifically for early readers. Enjoy a beautiful book that is worthy of children.

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Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting Matters: Sixteen Frequently Asked Questions

Begin handwriting practice with close in-the-moment coaching with each child's name. Parents as Partners will accelerate the process. Scroll down to #13 on FAQ-- Kindergarten-friendly Handwriting Matters for FREE DOWNLOAD on Nellie Edge Kindergarten Blog. http://nellieedge.com/blog/kindergarten-friendly-handwriting-matters-sixteen-frequently-asked-questions/#more-92

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Our 10 Highest-Impact Kindergarten Writing Practices

AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENT INFORMS OUR PRACTICE. By spring of the year, we want our kindergartners to be able to state one of their current writing goals knowing that "Our words and pictures tell a story." Poster designed by Laura Flocker and Nellie Edge. http://nellieedge.com/blog/our-highest-impact-kindergarten-writing-practices-nellie-edge-seminars/

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