Transition words activity - Write a class story... Make sure to discuss words/phrases prior to activity so students know what they mean and when they're used in various situations. Categorize transition words into beginning, middle, and ending word baggies. Have students pick transition words/phrases out of each bag while writing the story to develop the plot and apply the skill.

Transition words activity - Write a class story... Make sure to discuss words/phrases prior to activity so students know what they mean and when they're used in various situations. Categorize transition words into beginning, middle, and ending word baggies. Have students pick transition words/phrases out of each bag while writing the story to develop the plot and apply the skill.

Among the proven techniques for improving test scores is regular exposure to skills that will be required for those tests. Daily exposure to language skills -- including skills of spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and grammar -- will build students' skills and increase test scores.

Among the proven techniques for improving test scores is regular exposure to skills that will be required for those tests. Daily exposure to language skills -- including skills of spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and grammar -- will build students' skills and increase test scores.

3rd Grade Thoughts: Writing Groups: Independent Writing & Partner Writing great ideas

Writing Groups: Independent Writing & Partner Writing

3rd Grade Thoughts: Writing Groups: Independent Writing & Partner Writing great ideas

I'm not sure where I'd fit all of these anchor charts, but they are great ideas for teaching writing!

I'm not sure where I'd fit all of these anchor charts, but they are great ideas for teaching writing!

First grade is an exciting time of transition for your little ones! To help you have the best year ever, we’ve scoured our own WeAreTeachers HELPLINE! and the Web for the best tips and ideas for this special grade. Whether you’re …

50 Tips, Tricks and Ideas for Teaching 1st Grade

First grade is an exciting time of transition for your little ones! To help you have the best year ever, we’ve scoured our own WeAreTeachers HELPLINE! and the Web for the best tips and ideas for this special grade. Whether you’re …

Write down all the things you love.  Make a mini scrapbook about myself and include this page.  Kerry made one and it was great.  Learned things about her I didn't know.  Good to leave for the kids to see some day.

Write down all the things you love. Make a mini scrapbook about myself and include this page. Kerry made one and it was great. Learned things about her I didn't know. Good to leave for the kids to see some day.

Cute way to check for writing conventions. - Click image to find more Education Pinterest pins

Cute way to check for writing conventions. - Click image to find more Education Pinterest pins

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