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  • Candice Wade

    Author study for writing idea

  • Melissa Ahlgrim

    Love this for the content, but also the format!! Great way to start any anchor chart that can be built on as the unit progresses!

  • Ali G

    writing: showing passage of time (mentor text for writers workshop)

  • Jackie D

    Mentor Text example: Transitions in writing: Showing passage of time...Patricia Polacco is so good at this. I need to break out her books

  • Celina Cervantes

    Using Mentor/Exempar text during writing mini lesson... and or read aloud for showing passage of time...Patricia Polacco is so good at this.

  • Sarah Wilhelm

    Writing: showing passage of time...Patricia Polacco is so good at this. I need to break out her books more... Author's study next year?

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Transition Words -- break this up into separate lessons and let students practice coming up with sentences before expecting them to use in their writing.

"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!"

"Learning to write is learning to think. You don't know anything clearly unless you can state it in writing."

Transitional Word List - I thought I had already pinned this one, but it is no where to be found on my board.

Writing Folder - Resource Tool for Aspiring Authors!

Teach kids that transition words connect our thoughts and make our writing sound smoother and better. | Totally Terrific in Texas

This is a great author study unit...has more original things than most I hvae gotten!

Sample teacher lesson, "Toys That Teach," from Kindergarten Writing Tools {This item includes many lesson resources for teachers, graphic organizers for students, awards for recognizing writing achievement, and more.} 98 pages, $

writing memoirs ... using patricia polacco books

Writing Anchor Chart - Great, especially if you take the time to do a writer's workshop in your classroom!