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A Classroom Poetry Peek into how one first grade teacher and her class celebrate poetry with a Poet-Tree along with a poem about a "Worm's Wish."  From The Poem Farm, a site full of poems and poem mini lessons and poetry ideas - www.poemfarm.amyl...

A Classroom Poetry Peek into how one first grade teacher and her class celebrate poetry with a Poet-Tree along with a poem about a "Worm's Wish." April is Poetry Month - From The Poem Farm, a site full of poems and poem mini lessons and poetry

Poetry Anchor Chart from First Grade Parade

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Common Core Freebie!!!  Teach your students how to elaborate about their thinking by having them create a hot dog with everything on it!  Click the image to access the free template and for ideas.

Main Idea- Teach your students how to elaborate about their thinking by having them create a hot dog with everything on it! Click the image to access the free template and for ideas.

Reader's Workshop Mini Lessons on launching workshop sorted by grade level. It's ABSOLUTELY amazing. Use the curriculum link on the district's home page to locate the workshop informtaion.

Reader's Workshop Mini Lessons on launching workshop sorted by grade level. It's ABSOLUTELY amazing. The district has a map of lessons. Seriously it is THE best readers workshop resource I have found! Writers workshop too.

Everyone deServes to Learn: Teaching How-To Writing, Part 2!

Teaching How-To Writing, Part 2!

This is a beautifully made anchor chart explaining onomatopoeia. I like how it has the onomatopoeia words written in different colors. It is also written in rhyme so you could have the students chant it out loud together.

Wonderful post to kick off your poetry unit with many teaching ideas

Kicking off our poetry studies...

The Teacher Studio: Learning, Thinking, Creating: Kicking off our poetry studies. More on trading on interessante-dinge.

Repin: "This is one of my now-favorite sites for Writer's Workshop ideas! Mini lessons, genre units (complete with publication and celebration!!), writer's notebook setup (binderized!), and more! Uh-mazing!"

Writing Workshop Series: Post #5 - How-To Writing & 2nd Grade Common Core EQs Freebie

Site for Writer's Workshop ideas - mini lessons, genre units (complete with publication and celebration), writer's notebook setup (binders), and more.

Character analysis - FAST - Feelings, Actions, Sayings and Thoughts

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Character Traits (FAST: Feelings, Actions, Sayings, Thoughts) from Confessions of a Fourth Grade Teacher: My Anchor Charts!

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!

heart map- Good idea for personal narrative ideas.

A heart map! Kids make a heart of things they love and refer to it during writing time. Great BOY project to place in their writer's notebook!

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