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This friendly letter song would be a fantastic way to teach these skills and would fit with the habitat unit when students write a letter to an animal asking about its home.

Friendly letter song to the tune of "Incy Wincy Spider" or maybe you know it better as "Itsy Bitsy Spider" A great idea to remember the layout of a letter when teaching someone.

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Parts of a friendly letter freebie. Yes, indent the paragraphs on a friendly letter! On a business letter you use block paragraphs and don't indent.

My first and second grade writing group is doing this right now.  Hilarious!  (Favorite responses...push him in the pool and freeze it...feed him lots of chicken until he is too fat to run...)

This writing activity is a good way to capture the kids' imaginations while meeting the core standards of writing in first grade.

TAG Method of Peer Editing

TAG Method of Peer Editing

Peer Editing Classroom Freebies Too: Love this idea! Just change "writer" to "artist" for an art critique. -- This is a great activity to grab the students attention and allow them to use critical thinking by engaging in peer-collaboration.

This useful chart can be used to show students the difference between showing details in their writing and telling about something.  It lists examp...

This useful chart can be used to show students the difference between showing details in their writing and telling about something. It lists skills personality

Presidents' Day  FREE writing paper!

This is a fun creative writing idea for President's Day. Have your students design their own bills with their pictures in the center. Then have them write about the topic "If I Were President.

1st Grade Fantabulous: Noun Sort Freebie- Enjoyed seeing the whole Jack and the Bean stalk Unit this came from!

Grade Fantabulous: Noun Sort Freebie- Enjoyed seeing the whole Jack and the Bean stalk Unit this came from!

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

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

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