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Great first grade checklist/anchor chart to remind students what they need in their writing

Great first grade checklist/anchor chart to remind students what they need in their writing

Writing prompt: One day you find this tiny door in your bedroom. What do you do? Who uses that doir? Where does it lead?

Writing prompt: One day you find this tiny door in your bedroom. What do you do? Who uses that doir? Where does it lead?

I missed school yesterday. I'm really curious as to what happened. -make student write the "story" of what happened

I missed school yesterday. I'm really curious as to what happened.

I missed school yesterday. I'm really curious as to what happened. -make student write the "story" of what happened

Writing Prompt: Write a story about what happened here. Be sure to include where this van came from and where it was going.

Writing Prompt: Write a story about what happened here. Be sure to include where this van came from and where it was going.

I'm sorry I've been so M.I.A. lately.  A big reason for that (besides soaking up some quality time with my girls) is the summer course I've ...

Differentiation in Writing - Goal-Setting Clip Chart

I'm sorry I've been so M.I.A. lately. A big reason for that (besides soaking up some quality time with my girls) is the summer course I've ...

Boggle- This is by far the most popular in my room.  I got this amazing activity from Create-Teach-Share and my kids go bananas for it.  I just change the letters weekly to reflect our spelling pattern focus and they go on a word making frenzy.&

Boggle- This is by far the most popular in my room. I got this amazing activity from Create-Teach-Share and my kids go bananas for it. I just change the letters weekly to reflect our spelling pattern focus and they go on a word making frenzy.&

Have students choose a holiday brochure then write a letter to parents convincing them to go. Great persuasive writing task!

Have students choose a holiday brochure then write a letter to parents convincing them to go. Great persuasive writing task!

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The students have these offices available when they are writing and can refer to the information listed there!  Free download!

The students have these offices available when they are writing and can refer to the information listed there! Free download!

The Best Part of Me   writing prompt.  This would be such a great prompt, not to mention a beautiful bulletin board display.  I know this is an elementary idea but I think that it can be transformed...

The Best Part of Me writing prompt. This would be such a great prompt, not to mention a beautiful bulletin board display. I know this is an elementary idea but I think that it can be transformed...

Word boxes: If a student doesn't know how to spell a word, they check the card in the box. If it's not there, they bring the card to me, we spell it together, and then the card goes back in its spot when they're done. Promotes independent writers!

Word boxes: If a student doesn't know how to spell a word, they check the card in the box. If it's not there, they bring the card to me, we spell it together, and then the card goes back in its spot when they're done. Promotes independent writers!