We learn to write "I love you" with good handwriting and spaces between words. Then we create secret messages to take home and hide around the house. Authentic, engaging writing-to-read experiences accelerate literacy! From Katie Nelson's joyful all-day kindergarten. Follow link to see photo essay: All Children Love to Write: I love you!

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.

LOVE is a powerful pink "heart word" and one of the first we teach children to sing, sign, spell, and read. Once children know it "by heart," they get to take home a "heart word" necklace. See "Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core:Joyful Pathways to Accelerarted Literacy" by Nellie Edge, Chapter 4. Watch FREE ASL INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO and learn to fingerspell and sing the "L-O-V-E Spells Love" song.

We sing and sign this energetic song to develop powerful memory hocks and invite children to make their own crowns. Our King of "ing" song is recorded on "Sing, Sign, Spell, and Read!" music CD with Nellie Edge and Gina Edge. Strategy is from "Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core" by Nellie Edge.

Pink and purple "heart word" wall charts help children know exactly what their next sight word target is. Special needs children receive extra learning support in Winter Curry's kindergarten. From "Writing-to-Read Accelerates Literacy," Chapter 4.

Writing to Read in Kindergarten - Nellie Edge

Download FREE Elephant and Piggie drawing pages from "Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core" by Nellie Edge.

Enjoy this audio. After children sing, sign, and spell "house," they label their drawings. "This Is My House" is the children's favorite song from the CD Sing, Sign, Spell, and Read! by Nellie Edge and Gina Edge. Photo from Winter Curry's kindergarten in September.

Download free printables at preview. Spring writing- I like spring because....... Spring Math and Literacy No Prep - Kindergarten

Sample pages from “Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting, Phonics, and Word Work.” by Nellie Edge. Our goal in these short handwriting, phonics, and word work lessons is to help children focus, review handwriting skills, and practice in an authentic context. Notice that each page is unique and includes opportunity for creative thinking and writing.

FREE practice page from Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting, Phonics, and Word Work program by Nellie Edge. http://www.nellieedge.com/shop/pdf/Learn-Draw-5-point-star.pdf

This is a common core writing workstation! Everything is labeled and displayed so all of the students can start writing effectively. There is a writers checklist, a mini word wall, and an "I can" chart for all students.

From www.nellieedge.com: Engage students in Common Core opinion writing with the work "like" and "love.". To study optimum high-frequency word work and other Best Practices for kindergarten writing, see https://onlineseminars.nellieedge.com/. Professional Development credits available!

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Winter Common Core Positional Words for Kindergarten

Can Gobbles hide in your classroom? He is a writing challenged turkey who is looking for a place to hide until Thanksgiving. He teaches editing and letter writing skills to your students with daily letters to the children.

Space People: helps create spaces between the words when writing.

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FREE - Common Core Writing "PEEL" Anchor Chart

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