It's an Community Unit! {Rural, Urban, Suburban} Posters, assessments, cut and paste activities, letter writing {inter-disciplinary}, awesome unit!

Expository Writing Lesson~ Give each pair of students a small-scale city or county map. Each partner chooses a different starting location on the map. Then the pair selects a meeting place on the map. Each partner writes directions that explain how he will get to the meeting place from his starting location. Afterward, the partners read each other’s directions, testing them for accuracy.

Martin Luther King activities

Veterans Day Freebie

Yet ANOTHER way to teach rural/suburban/urban. This whole blog post is about teaching communities in 2nd grade, including some books to use!

PERSUASIVE BROCHURES! I great alternative to persuasive letter writing, and can be adapted to any subject area.

Great apps for reading and writing

Spiders Unit (expanded)

This is a landform flipbook that students can create in order to differentiate between the different types of landforms. This activity could be done as guided practice, and it could also be an assessment tool after a lesson on landforms.

Writing Historical Letters

Community Helpers


If I Were President Craft and Writing Activity

Love this planner! Especially good for 2nd and 3rd graders….paper for second graders is also a freebie!

FREE PDF Dolch and Fry Word Lists, posters assessments and labels - Clever Classroom blog

My Favorite Book writing piece--photo of child holding book--how sweet!

Veteren's Day

This could be used for a mini lesson on Writing: Beginning Middle End. It will help the students understand what needs to happen in each section of their story. This can also be an organizer for them to use while they begin to write their story.

If I were President

FREEBIES in the Download Preview! Weather "Research" Writing Unit! THIS UNIT IS COMPLETELY UPDATED and HAS EVEN MORE ACTIVITIES!!!! Great for "Mid Year Kinders"-2nd Grade