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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!

A Nellie Edge Kindergarten Writing Seminar strategy: Any time of year is a grand time to invite children to express gratitude and love by writing secret messages to take home and hide for their families to find... under their dad's pillow, in the refrigerator, under the computer. From "Sing, Sign, Spell, and Read! (CD, Anthology and Fingerspelling templates) by Nellie Edge.

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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.

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 delight children at the end of the year with miniature paper and envelopes for their message writing. From chapter six of Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core by Nellie Edge.

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Spring Math and Literacy No Prep Printables Kindergarten

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

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Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting, Phonics, and Word Work

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.

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copenhagen // black & white

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.

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Center Jar Common Core Writing Prompts for the 4 Types of Writing- Primary

This is a collection of Common Core writing prompts that fit the four types of writing- expository, descriptive, narrative and persuasive. There are 48 prompts in all, 12 of each type. Also included in the download is a writing paper template, an editing checklist, Common Core writing standards for kindergarten, first and second grades, and anchor charts for the four types of writing.

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Fix it! Read it! Write it! - Sentence Unscramble Writing Practice

Sentence writing practice

@balancedlitdiet --> creative ways to support authentic reading and writing experiences for your kindergarteners!

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Penguins - Positional Words Emergent Reader

Winter Common Core Positional Words for Kindergarten

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.

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

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Thanksgiving Morning Message - Works for Traditional and Digital Classrooms

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.

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Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting, Phonics, and Word Work

Kindergartners delight in learning how to draw and make twinkling, spiral and five-point stars. This provides an introduction to kindergarten-friendly handwriting. Learn more about this authentic approach to handwriting that incorporates the arts and multisensory teaching and learning.

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Fall

kindergarten fall literacy and math activities. worksheets and centers. writing prompt.

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Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting, Phonics, and Word Work

"Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting, Phonics, and Word Work" by Nellie Edge is an integrated multisensory approach to teaching handwriting that encourages art and authentic writing practice.