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Grade Smarty-Arties taught by the Groovy Grandma!Nice list of grade-appropriate transition words

My everyday in English: Other ways to say

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Classroom Magic: Blog On Fire

This chart has "traffic light transition words" that students can use to enhance their writing.

I've had a number of people find my organization of the Writer's  Notebook to be very helpful; hooray!  However, many need more information ...

~*~ Apples of Your Eye! ~*~: The Basics of Writer's Workshop This pie chart could be used for many activities/structure time.


First grade adjective reference poster. We did an anchor chart describing a monster already but this will be good addition. Wonders First grade unit 5 week 2

teaching story elements. Nice idea: laminate it and reuse it for different stories. Include author's and illustrator's names, and title.

Story Map Chart - laminate then use post-its to change to diffrent stories; turn into thinking map (tree map, brace map) laminate and use post its

Decoding strategies chart

Phonics Decoding Strategies Cheat Sheet (can give to parents, use in groups, or give to partners when they are reading together) This site also has posters for the classroom.