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Showing Telling Adding Details Writing

INSTRUCTION/ ASSESSMENT: Showing Telling Adding Details Writing. I would expand the idea of the branch further, and allow students to add descriptions on their own leaves. Again, I am big on the classroom environment being a reflection of the students!

Lost! Create a snowman, and describe the snowman so that others can find the one that is yours. Great writing lesson for using adjectives and being more descriptive

Any lost poster to teach writing descriptions. Create a snowman, and describe the snowman so that others can find the one that is yours. Very cute for a Winter Writing board!

Mapping out the plot line means referencing all the elements of fiction. The Story Mountain graphic organizer helps students to envision rising action and falling action with a visual.

Story Mountain: I love the "Hook" at the bottom of the mountain. I teach hooks, and I teach story mountains, but never thought to put them together in the visual!

Life in First Grade: My Week in Review

Life in First Grade: Sentences Anchor Chart. Could copy on paper and put in sheet protector to refer back to.

The Inspired Apple: Let's Get Poppin' with Adjectives {First Grade Adjective Activity}

Let's Get Poppin' with Adjectives {First Grade Adjective Activity} you could also make the adjective part removable so you could change out words throughout the year

I Need More Cowbell!  I felt like Christopher Walken today when I was teaching this writing minilesson.  :)  I just needed better adjectives!  No more "boring, blah, make me wanna take a nap" words...I need more FLAVOR!!!    Here are the five sentences I wrote for my kids.  Then we used a thesaurus and their genius little minds to come up with several alternatives that really packed a punch!

Adjective Fun~Pinned this earlier, ready to teach adjectives now.and just noticed that the chart paper is hanging from a store skirt hanger!Love that idea!

Maybe I'll give this a try 2nd semester... Read about how "Paragraph of the Week" writing homework helped improve my students' writing!

Paragraph of the Week: Improve Student Writing

Paragraph writing can be difficult for students. This post talks about my favorite paragraph writing activities and explains how Paragraph of the Week improved my students' writing. Love the writing prompts and writing rubrics!

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