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    Last night, I saw the city breathing -- poem that gives a city human characteristics. Also see this site for children's personification poems: www.kidsonthenet....

    FREEBIE- This lesson is intended as a mini lesson that teaches children what a personification is and how to write a personification. In my classroom, I use this lesson to jump start my students into using personifications in their creative writing prompts

    Come Together Kids: Easy Letter Reversal Solution

    poem for the end of the year!

    Jack and the Beanstalk Pretend Play and Sensory Bin

    Poems for how to form each number.

    Find & Rhyme – Gross Motor Rhyming Game (",)

    Children need to put the penguin in the right place based on the preposition & sentence! Great way to remember prepositions!

    Pixar’s Rules Of Storytelling…. a list of writing tips.

    Modern American Poetry site

    A Customer Appreciation FREEBIE - A social story to help children learn positive classroom behaviors.

    Noun PoemNoun Sort Activities:---Nouns vs. Not Nouns---Proper Nouns vs. Common Nouns---Person vs. Place vs. Thing---Singural vs. Plural Noun

    Writing Poetry: 40 Formulas to Help Students Write Poems

    Goodbye Poem :)

    Another great, easy resource with this phonics slider. Cheap to make and the children can make their own personal sliders.

    these are sight word pointers and are great for finding sight words in books. The children choose a pointer and look for that word as they read. I printed the words on colored cardstock stars and taped them to straws. They've lasted a couple of years!

    call out sight word, child parks car in that spot. #sightwords #earlylearning #preschool

    Take a picture of each child holding a sight word. Then make a power point presentation with those pictures of each child holding the words, and use it to drill the children on the words.... { This is a fun idea !}

    Traffic Light Transitions poster - A great visual to help children to use transition words to connect sentences and paragraphs. This can be a poster that the class can add to throughout the year based on transition used in their own writing and in written texts used in the classroom.

    Chambers A. (2011) Tell Me: Children Reading and Talk, Stroud: The Thimble Press. For availability see

    Create a "POET-TREE" bulletin board display in your classroom to feature the poems that your students write.