Writing Workshop can be one of the most challenging times during the day for our Kindergarten students, but not with these great writing tips, writing activities, and writing FREEBIES!  This “growing” writing checklist is one of our favorite Kindergarten activities for improving our Kindergarten writing block and creating independent writers... one check at a time!

Creating Independent Writers

Use this growing Writing Checklist to create independent writers during Writing Workshop! Begin with just one item on the checklist, and use the corresponding paper with that same checklist item at the top. Continue to add items and change papers, as the

Get your primary students excited about opinion writing with "The Day the Crayons Quit" and this super cute crayon craftivity! Your kiddos are sure to be engaged as they complete this persuasive letter to their favorite color!

- Oliver Jeffers) Get your primary students excited about opinion writing with "The Day the Crayons Quit" and this super cute crayon craftivity! Your kiddos are sure to be engaged as they complete this persuasive letter to their favorite color!

Your students are going to love these anchor charts for writing! Everything from editing to essay writing gets a boost with these helpful reminders.

28 Awesome Anchor Charts for Teaching Writing

One of my all-time favorite writing topics focuses on writing showing sentences instead of telling sentences. The anchor chart below highlights the difference between a showing sentence and a telling

Writing Workshop can be one of the most challenging times during the day for our Kindergarten students, but not with these great writing tips, writing activities, and writing FREEBIES! This “growing” writing checklist is one of our favorite Kindergarten activities for improving our Kindergarten writing block and creating independent writers... one check at a time!

Creating Independent Writers

Use this growing Writing Checklist to create independent writers during Writing Workshop! Begin with just one item on the checklist, and use the corresponding paper with that same checklist item at the top. Continue to add items and change papers, as the

Writers Workshop Helper free file for your kindergarten or first-grade classroom. It includes an editing checklist, personal word wall template, alphabet chart, digraph chart, and blend chart. Student samples of informational writing are also included.

Writers Workshop Helper free file for your kindergarten or first-grade classroom. It includes an editing checklist, personal word wall template, alphabet chart, digraph chart, and blend chart. Student samples of informational writing are also included.

How do you teach writer's workshop in your first grade classroom? This post explains how to get your writers to expand their learning through fun activities and lessons that even have them writing chapter books by the end! So many great ideas!

How do you teach writer's workshop in your first grade classroom? This post explains how to get your writers to expand their learning through fun activities and lessons that even have them writing chapter books by the end!

Writing Workshop can be one of the most challenging times during the day for our Kindergarten students, but not with these great writing tips, writing activities, and writing FREEBIES! This “growing” writing checklist is one of our favorite Kindergarten activities for improving our Kindergarten writing block and creating independent writers... one check at a time!

Creating Independent Writers

Use this growing Writing Checklist to create independent writers during Writing Workshop! Begin with just one item on the checklist, and use the corresponding paper with that same checklist item at the top. Continue to add items and change papers, as the

Writing Workshop can be one of the most challenging times during the day for our Kindergarten students, but not with these great writing tips, writing activities, and writing FREEBIES!  This “growing” writing checklist is one of our favorite Kindergarten activities for improving our Kindergarten writing block and creating independent writers... one check at a time!

Creating Independent Writers

Use this growing Writing Checklist to create independent writers during Writing Workshop! Begin with just one item on the checklist, and use the corresponding paper with that same checklist item at the top. Continue to add items and change papers, as the

Tired of hearing, "WHAT DO I WRITE?" after great writing lesson? Here's a fun writing tip for independent writers in kindergarten or first grade.

Creating Independent Writers in a Primary Classroom

Tired of hearing, "WHAT DO I WRITE?" after great writing lesson? Here's a fun writing tip for independent writers in kindergarten or first grade.

Teach your students about correct spacing within their writing! Includes writing paper and printables for an anchor chart. Keywords: kindergarten, writing, spacing, writers workshop, fine motor, anchor charts, intervention, literacy, literacy centers, spa

Spaghetti and Meatball Spacing: A Kindergarten Writing Lesson

Overview: This lesson is meant to teach students about correct spacing within their writing! I tell students that when we write we use little spaces, like spaghetti noodles, between letters and bigger spaces, like meatballs, between words.

How to Kick Off Your Opinion Writing Unit

How to Kick Off Your Opinion Writing Unit

The REALLY Long List is a fantastic creative writing idea for the classroom. I provide several ideas for how you can use this list and what its theme can be. Your students will love the REALLY long list and will sure want it as a keepsake!

Creative Writing: The Really Long List

Got reluctant writers? Need ideas for sparking longer writing projects? Want a fun way to practice handwriting? Try the Really Long List!

Paragraph writing can be difficult for students. This post talks about my favorite paragraph writing activities and explains how Paragraph of the Week improved my students' writing. Love the writing prompts and writing rubrics!!!

Paragraph of the Week: Improve Student Writing

Paragraph writing can be difficult for students. This post talks about my favorite paragraph writing activities and explains how Paragraph of the Week improved my students' writing. Love the writing prompts and writing rubrics!

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