Free writing template to go w/ the book
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a great book to teach superlatives (found through sunnydaysinsecondgrade.blogspot.com)
Things That Are Most in the World: excellent book for teaching superlatives.
Sunny Days in Second Grade: Things That are Most in the World-writing idea
Sunny Days in Second Grade: This book can be used to teach superlatives.
Sunny Days in Fourth & Fifth Grade: Things That are Most in the World
to teach superlatives mentor text for word choice, fluency, ideas
Sunny Days in Second Grade end of the year read aloud and activity
Free writing template to go w/ the book -- teaching superlatives
One of my favorite kids books!!
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Writer's Eyes student chart...though, I may add or replace "writer" with "reader" so that it says "Reader's Eyes". In addition to giving the writer a reminder of what the reader is 'expecting' to find in the content of their piece, it would give purpose or reason for following conventions of writing, including spelling and grammar! Plus, it's fun to look at! :) Love this!
Writer's Eyes- post this in a writing center with a couple of pairs of crazy glasses
Writer's Eyes student copy.pdf - Google Drive. I NEED!!! Writer's notebook next year
Writer's Eyes student copy.pdf - Google Docs ***Pair with reading glasses
Writer's Eyes student copy for Writing folder
Writer's Eyes student copy.pdf - Google Docs
Writer's Notebook - writer's eyes
Writer's Eye Student rubric
Use tissue boxes as giant dice.....oh so much fun, just choose your target phoneme or language goal and create!
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SENTENCE CORRECTING: (possible game) tape 6 different messed up sentences and glue them onto a tissue box. The kids “roll” the box, read the sentence, write it, and then revise it. Great for a writing center!
Print 6 different sentences and glue them onto a tissue box. The kids “roll” the box, read the sentence, write it, and then revise it. Writing center idea.
Roll, Write, revise- for Center time! sentences to be edited are taped to a tissue box and then rolled like a dice! Great idea! classroom-ideas
Use tissue boxes as giant dice.....oh so much fun, just add writing ideas and let the students use them during Work on Writing time!
Tape 6 different MESSED UP sentences and glue them onto a tissue box. The kids “roll” the box, read the sentence, write it, and then revise it. Great for a writing center! (The tissue box dice thing is a great idea!) Adapt for any subject!
Writing center idea.. "dice" made out of tissue boxes. Each side has a sentence with punctuation, spelling, and capitalization errors. Students rewrite the sentence with no errors! Good independent activity that students can do and also great work on grammar
Tissue Box Dice-Writing Center/Grammar Activity
One of my writing activities this week was Roll, Write, & Revise! The kids are LOVING this little activity and have requested that it stay in the writing center for the rest of the week. This is one request I’m happy to grant :) I taped 6 different MESSED UP sentences and glued them onto a tissue box. The kids had to “roll” the box, read the sentence, write it, and then revise it. They had to look for punctuation, spelling, and capitalization errors. I was SO impressed with their work! They did GREAT!! I stayed close to my babies who struggle when they were visiting this station. We did this activity together and I had them explain why we had to revise different parts of the sentences. I was so proud of them! The kids are LOVING it!!! And it goes perfectly along with Kathleen Pedersen’s FIX IT UP! Packet. Do y’all have it yet?! If you don’t, you should! My kids are having so much fun “fixing” her sentences!! You can download the sentences I used on the Kleenex box & the recording sheet here:
Books for use with Writing -includes punctuation, persuasive, figurative language, etc.
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I just love this book! Persuasive writing: The neat thing about this book is that on the last page, the author leaves the end of the story up to the reader! I have my kids write persuasively to convince the kid to either save the ant or squish it. I use this as a great warm up to writing persuasively. Two other recommendations: Earrings! by Judith Voirst and Old Henry, by Joan W. Blos
persuasive writing idea UK-Eduacation Experiment Site @ http://www.smartyoungthings.co.uk
Books to spark writing---books to cover punctuation, reading strategies, etc.
Persuasive writing and read aloud book ideas for other traits.
hey little ant - book to aid with persuade - author's purpose
hey little ant Books and Activities about Persuasion
Persuasive writing ideas- wonderful!
Persuasive writing- books
Kids expand their sentences as they move from a lighter shade to a darker shade.
Paint Chips, Paint Swatch, Teaching Poetry, Education Writing, Chip Poetry, Color Poem
Focus: Writing- Descriptive writing. Directions: Have students pull out a random paint sample. They will tell the color and explain what it resembles. Example: Yellow is the color of the cheese the mouse ate. Source:http://mrshallfabulousinfourth.blogspot.com/2013/02/paint-chip-poetry.html
Such a great idea--color poetry with paint chips! - maybe bring this into first few weeks of school for get to know you
Writing on paint sample strips...absolutely for teaching poetry, imagery, similes, metaphors
Paint Chip Poetry: Use paint swatches for writing a descriptive color poem!
The Giver color activity: Such a great idea--color poetry with paint chips!
Such a great idea--color poetry with paint chips!
Color Poems -- Metaphors & similes on paint chips
Fun idea - inspire poetry with color swatches!
Fabulous in Fourth!: Paint Chip Poetry
a virtual handwriting fairy... to talk to your class about how she wants their writing to look! and free messages on to print from her as rewards!
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Encourage students to write neatly from the beginning of the year with a visit from a TALKING handwriting fairy! at the jump, there's also free labels with messages from the fairy!
every year in every class, there is a kid (or kids!) who try to write quickly and have the sloppiest handwriting! encourage them to write neatly from the beginning of the year with a visit from a TALKING handwriting fairy! at the jump, there's also free labels with messages from the fairy! such a creative idea
a virtual handwriting fairy... to talk to your class about how she wants their writing to look! and free messages on to print from her as rewards! have your students practice neat handwriting right from the beginning of the year!
a talking "handwriting fairy" and free labels to put on your students' finished writing with messages from her! an instant way to improve your students' writing!.... very NEAT!!
A Turn to Learn: The Handwriting Fairy! Sam, I'm not sure if she's really cool or really frightening! However she's sure to keep your students attention!
A virtual handwriting fairy... to talk to your class about how she wants their writing to look! Sign up to Voki and create your own talking Avatar!
This is for kids who try to write quickly and have the sloppiest handwriting! Encourage them to write neatly from the beginning of the year with a visit from a TALKING handwriting fairy!
A Turn to Learn: The Handwriting Fairy! Do you need a little "magic" to help your students write neater, improve reading fluency, or learn math facts? Have this fairy make a five minute visit to your classroom and see the difference for yourself! Not only is the talking fairy free but so are the printable message labels she leaves for students! Visit Ms. Jessica @http://aturntolearn.blogspot.com/2012/05/handwriting-fairy.html# and then learn how to make your own talking avatar!!
The Handwriting Fairy! - a talking avatar and messages to go with it
5 amazing books that will MAKE your kids write and how we used them in our classroom.
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This is a great source that gives teachers an idea of mentor texts for writing workshops. The author even tells you why she loves the books.
***Checked Library. 5 amazing books that will MAKE your kids write and how we used them in our classroom.
5 amazing books that will MAKE your kids write and how we used them in our classroom. The Secret Knowledge of Grown-ups is one of my favs!! Kids love to write their own rules!!!
5 amazing books that will MAKE your kids write and how we used them in our classroom. #reading
5 amazing books that will MAKE your kids write and ideas for using them in your class.
5 amazing books that will MAKE your kids write (dead pin)
Interactive vocabulary wall. Writing minilesson on word choice- add an overused word and brainstorm synonyms.
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Cool "tired word" board to get kids to use and think of synonyms. Have empty sticks that kids can suggest words for. Site also has other bulletin board ideas.
"I have my students go to the Tired Words Wall to choose a synonym for an overused word. They pull the synonym they like from the pocket, take it back to their seat to make sure they spell the word correctly (possibly adding it to their personal dictionary), and returning it to the wall when they're finished."
"Rescue Tired Words" Interactive Word Wall/bulletin board for overused words (teaching synonyms)
Bulletin Board idea -- Tired Words Literacy and Writing Interactive Bulletin Board Idea
Rescue the tired words...interactive word wall using synonyms and antonyms! Ha!
tired words... LOVE LOVE LOVE this writing idea
vocabulary Bulletin Board Ideas!
Writing bulletin board idea
Encourage descriptive writing with these alternatives to "said". and other excellent anchor charts....
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4th grade Writing - Encourage descriptive writing with these alternatives to "said". Love the title!
teaching writing skills: "Said is Dead"...Encourage descriptive writing with these alternatives to "said".
said is dead - great words to substitute for "said" in writing class!
Said is Dead! - Awesome anchor charts for readers/writers workshop.
Said is Dead- good for an English or Language Arts room
'Said' is dead - full of anchor charts for your class
Said is Dead... for my future writing class
"said" is dead...Yes! Writer's word choice.
said is dead - writer's workshop
about the love of words
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The Word Collector (Cuento de Luz): Luna loves words. She loves their glow, and laughs when they tickle her. But one day she realizes that, little by little, all of the funny, beautiful and magnificent words are disappearing from the world—and the little girl decides that it’s time to do something about it! Nominated for Best Children's Picture Book-English for the International Latino Book Awards
The word collector / Sonja Wimmer. A poetic tale about the magic of words and the power of positive words, which invites to enjoy this wonderful story in a fun, original way. Un relato poético sobre la magia de las palabras y el poder de las palabras positivas, que invita a disfrutar de esta maravillosa historia de una manera divertida y original. (cuentodeluz.com) (5-7 urte)
The Corner On Character: The Word Collector Read aloud. Vocabulary
The Word Collector. There is also a Spanish version as well.
The Word Collector - Great for building vocabulary/ writing.
The word collector..about the love of words book...
book about the love of words - The Word Collector
The Corner On Character: The Word Collector
A Picture Book A Day: The Word Collector
Have your class tell you some things they will miss about summer and things they are looking forward to school. Good conversations to be had!
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1st Day of School...cool poetry or other writing idea. Make the list and let students write.
Goodbye summer - Hello School(Like goodbye 1st grade, hello 2nd grade)
First Grade Ideas first-grade Great for writing ideas
Back to school Ideas for Writing Anchor Chart
1st grade activity for 1st day of school
2nd grade beginning of the year idea
1st day of school idea
1st grade idea.
Writing About Reading
A great resource for kids to use when writing a personal narrative.
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It's important to provide writing prompts that involve children's experiences. This allows them to use more authentic language that they may be familiar with from hearing at home.
this writing project would be so cute, especially with all of the sick kids out these days.
Good idea for a mini lesson? resource for kids to use when writing a personal narrative.
ThanksA great resource for kids to use when writing a personal narrative. awesome pin
When I was sick (writing prompt) - prewriting
Cute "To Do" thing for a sick kid.
Brainstorming Anchor chart
Perfect writing lesson!
"Said" is Dead - You might notice that your readers may start to point out other types of punctuation now that you've made them aware of it. Great! Work on quotation marks next, and ask students to change their voice to sound like the characters. Linking this lesson back to tracking the moods in the story may be helpful. Just switch out moods with character traits and evidence. You may also want to draw attention to certain words in the text that describe the way in which the characters speak.Create a chart as your students find new words that help them change their voices as they read. It may end up looking something like this. .
Having Fun With Fluency! Part 2 — Strategies Readers Will Enjoy
Great when teaching conversation
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anchor chart for first grade writing. Students can edit their writing to replace "said."
NEED this anchor chart for writer's workshop. even the pictures are fantastic!
First grade writing ideas word choice other ways to say said
good ideas for creative writing.
Language Arts Anchor Charts
Classroom - Writing Tips
Oh. My. Word. Contraction surgery! What a spectacular idea. I will totally be doing this with my first graders. That is if we teach contractions. :o) Otherwise, I'll be sharing the idea!
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Oh. My. Word. Contraction surgery! What a spectacular idea. I will totally be doing this with my 2nd graders!
Oh. My. Word. Contraction surgery! What a spectacular idea. I will totally be doing this with my first graders. That is if we teach contractions. :o) Otherwise, I'll be sharing the idea!
Oh. My. Word. Contraction surgery! What a cute idea. I will totally be doing this if I teach contractions. :o) Otherwise, I'll be sharing the idea!
Oh. My. Word. Contraction surgery! What a spectacular idea. I will totally be doing this with my third graders and I'll be sharing the idea!
Oh. My. Word. Contraction surgery! What a spectacular idea. I will totally be doing this with my students. That is if we teach contractions. :o)
Contraction surgery. I will definitely pass this along to my elementary school teacher friends.
Contraction surgery! This blog has a ton of great teaching ideas.
Hands on language arts
Favorite Second Grade Read Alouds
Looking for some books for kids - check out these awesome read aloud ideas!
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Need a book recommendation for your elementary kids? Here are my favorite second grade read alouds - but great for all ages!
Looking for some books for kids - check out these awesome read aloud ideas! (scheduled via http://www.tailwindapp.com?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=twpin&utm_content=post8360148&utm_campaign=scheduler_attribution)
Looking for some books for kids - check out these awesome read aloud ideas! #raiseareader #penguinkids
Check out these awesome 2nd grade read aloud ideas!
Books for kids - favorite second grade read alouds
Favorite second-grade read aloud ideas!
2nd grade read aloud books.
Best sub book!!! Does NOT link to teachers pay teachers ;) Free!
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Best sub book!!! Does NOT link to teachers pay teachers ;) Free! This is way better than my lousy sub folder.
This lady is incredibly organized. She thought of everything for this binder, down to fire drill procedures! Free sub binder template
Sub Binder - Puts my 'Sub Folder' to shame! Actually makes things so much easier to create sub plans if you just create this once at the beginning of the year
Sub Binder - has a link to free Teachers pay Teachers download, how to plan and organize everything for a sub
sub binder -- great idea! (free sub binder ideas here)
Sub Binder...does not link to teachers pay teachers
Sample Substitute Teacher Binder
Substitute Binder Ideas
When to start a new paragraph
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This is so hard for kids. It is a great chart to add to a mini-lesson next year. This connects to website with awesome anchor charts for all of language arts!!!!
"When to Change Paragraphs" anchor chart..... some good tips for young writers to keep in mind!!
Tons of anchor charts- reading/writing Definitely will use this year!
"When to Change Paragraphs" anchor chart I like the "camera" moves
When to change paragraphs anchor chart - writing mini lesson
When to change paragraphs anchor chart...Love this Sharon
Lots of visual support--good ideas for teaching writing!
When to change paragraphs. Writing ideas
"When to Change Paragraphs" anchor chart
Waldorf Book of Poetry
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The Waldorf Book of Poetry: Discover the Power of Imagination by David Kennedy http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982990510/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_U6hIvb0ENGWWD
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The Waldorf Book of Poetry: Discover the Power of Imagination: David Kennedy: 9780982990513: Amazon.com: Books MANY POEMS YOU CAN ACCESS INSIDE
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The Waldorf Book of Poetry: Discover the Power of Imagination: Amazon.co.uk: David Kennedy: Books
The Waldorf Book of Poetry: Discover the Power of Imagination by David Kennedy
Book: The Waldorf Book of Poetry.
The Best Story - one of the first books read each year in Writer's Workshop. It's great for teaching where writer's get their ideas. In the end, the main character learns that the best story comes from your heart. After reading it, give each student a paper heart and they fill it with words/pictures of the things/people they love. I'm interested in looking at this book.