Free writing template to go w/ the book

Writing

Use tissue boxes as giant dice.....oh so much fun, just choose your target phoneme or language goal and create!

Books for use with Writing -includes punctuation, persuasive, figurative language, etc.

Kids expand their sentences as they move from a lighter shade to a darker shade.

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!

5 amazing books that will MAKE your kids write and how we used them in our classroom.

Interactive vocabulary wall. Writing minilesson on word choice- add an overused word and brainstorm synonyms.

Encourage descriptive writing with these alternatives to "said". and other excellent anchor charts....

Bookworm Corner, Books Literature, Kids Books, Books Worth, Children S Literature, Children S Books, Children Books

about the love of words

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!

A great resource for kids to use when writing a personal narrative.

Great when teaching conversation

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!

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

Best sub book!!! Does NOT link to teachers pay teachers ;) Free!

When to start a new paragraph

Amazon.com: The Waldorf Book of Poetry: Discover the Power of Imagination (9780982990513): David Kennedy: Books

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.