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Books That Heal Kids

Found this at Half-Price and bought on whim. Turns out it's WritingFix's Mentor Text of the Year (along with a Ralph Fletcher book).

Just the Facts: Writing Your Own Research Report AWESOME book for teaching research writing. It is certainly more appropriate for upper elementary, but a wonderful resource with great pictures to use when teaching research writing!

about the love of words

Looking for some books for kids - check out these awesome read aloud ideas!

If I Were Trapped in a Snow Globe Writing Project and Display Idea ~ Free idea.

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!

Our Class: A Getting to Know You Class Book. Back to School class book cover with writing printables. Free download.

A bad case of stripes activity

opinion writing

Teach123 - tips for teaching elementary school: Books That Teach - awesome blog post of picture books (mentor texts) to teach reading comprehension strategies, figurative language, voice etc.

I love this book! Dear Deer: A Book of Homophones by Gene Barreta. Click on the picture to see samples of pages inside the book!

They picked their favorite book used a piece of cardstock folded to look like a book with a binding. They illustrated the cover, and wrote a brief summary on the back. We read some summaries on the back of some of the books in our class library and the students noticed that many of them ended in questions. We discussed how the questions left you wanting to read more to find out what happens in the book. add their photo & DONE!

A book for student's to fill out about what was important that they learned in First Grade. Super Cute!

100 days of school

My Dog is as Smelly as Dirty Socks and other books for teaching similes.

Compound word mini book

Whole class journals.. each student can write in them on a certain topic and the class can read them at different time. Great 'I'm finished early' activity! picture doesn't link to this exact post, but I still had to post the idea!

My students LOVE this book for writing-on-demand - the prompts are so much fun!