Turn it in check lists- print the theme you like, laminate, tape to desks, and have students check off to see if it's complete.
Nice visual writing accommodation for kids who need support for basic conventions. Tape it to the desk.
Rainbow Editing - but I would use GREEN for capital letters on the first word in each sentence and proper nouns and RED for END punctuation. I teach sentence capitalization and end punctuation using the analogy of a stop light (green=go and red=stop), something they are all familiar with!
"I bought 10 cent yellow lense free glasses and have the first graders wear them as I read the mini posters. They go to writer's work shop wearing the glasses...I tell them the glasses are magic and will help them write better...they love to play and imagine being great authors...Thanks to the creator of Sailing Through First Grade...She is amazing!"
Narrative Writing Sentence Starters & Writing/Graphic Organizers CCSS Aligned
This set of differentiated graphic organizers will help your students meet the common core standards for narrative writing. These can be used for any topic/theme and include a publishing template. The first graphic organizer has allowed my little first graders to "break the code" to writing a narrative. I'm sure it will help your little writers too!
Personal Narrative Writing: Students write a personal narrative about a time they helped someone. This packet guides students through the writing process with activities, graphic organizers, and examples. 1st & 2nd Grades #personalnarrative #commoncorewriting
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