Floating Through First Grade: Writer's Workshop Mentor Texts Linky Party

Use with grades 2,3,4 to kick off writers workshop

What Do You Do with an Idea? A wonderful, wonderful book! This post by Andrea Knight from Creating Readers and Writers is filled with great ideas for using this book in the classroom. It would also be the perfect gift for encouraging those in your life to embrace and nurture their ideas, dreams and inspiration!

Perfect for teaching vivid verbs

LAUNCHING WRITERS' WORKSHOP sample lesson plans that go along with LUCY CALKINS Units of Study via Ms.M's Blog


great book for teaching figurative language !

5 amazing books that will MAKE your kids write and ideas for using them in your class.

How to write stories, letters, journals, research reports and poems - Writer's Toolbox

FREE Dolch Words & Phrases Book This is a black & white booklet I make for all of my students each year. It contains all 11 lists of the Dolch Sight Words plus the Dolch Phrases for the students to practice at home.

What can we write about? Personal narrative prompt poster - have children generate the subject ideas...class-made chart...add to it as we go through the year.

Another way the teacher could explain this is have the students fill it out T their desks so they can fill it out independently students might like this bc its organized

My Top 10 Picture Books to Use When Modeling Writing to Students

This is a GREAT list of procedures to teach at the beginning of the year. Many of these are things teachers don't think about teaching...elementary...but helpful for other classrooms as well.

I'm blown away by the Reading Resources on this site

Roll and Write a Story (FREE!). Students LOVE the roll and write activity for Work on Writing. Here is a great one to laminate and add to your writing station or workshop!

handy anchor chart to have while teaching / using Post-Its to guide discussion during book club . . .

Great idea! Will try this year...

Love this idea to celebrate writers towards the end of the year.