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    Library Shelf Signs - with Call Numbers

    FREE COMIC STRIP TEMPLATES~ Great for kids to color, cut out, and glue to create their own comic strips. Fun writing activity!

    rainbow editing idea. Great way to make peer editing more fun. It also focuses not just on the negative but also on the positive aspects of a student's writing!

    Passive programming for YA section. Pages from weeded books and Sharpies. Participants create poetry by leaving select words visible and blacking out the rest.

    For Essay Writing! Wish I Would've Had This In High School, Great For Reference! #Family #Trusper #Tip

    FREE writing resources - great for literacy centers & writers workshop!

    A punctuation song (with lyrics) that's great for introducing Commas to young learners.


    How-To Writing

    First Grade Fanatic!: O-R-E-O OPINION Writing! Yummers! Going to do this in my first grade classroom for Junior Experience :) They will Love it!

    Lucy Calkins-great blog about writers workshop. See Feb. 12 post for video of Lucy talking to students about writing. Show to students at beginning of year.

    10 for 10- Ten Mentor Texts to Use for Modeling Writing. growingbookbybook... shares their favorite 10 books to use during writer's workshop.

    Texts to Launch Readers Workshop

    Teaching Onomatopoeia door decor!

    Teaching Theme in the Upper Grades...teaching this in a few weeks, so I better read up!

    Character Traits. Great resources/ downloads...pictured: caracter traits (includes activity and another printable on inferring character traits from actions.)

    Good anchor chart.

    1000 quick writing ideas

    Fun beginning of the year activity. I am collages. Great way to get to know your students better. They could also share these in front of the class.

    How to Determine the Characters for the Epic Novel You're Writing | 21 Incredibly Important Diagrams To Help You Get Through Life

    I Am Poem from Amanda's blog One Extra Degree: March 2011. Lots of great teaching ideas here.

    This should help!

    Why commas are important

    Oreo Persuasive Writing