Help your students self-edit their writing with this visual reminder!

This is part of the free editing set from First Grade Wow. For kindergarten, I use it to show what they can do (smiley face in the check box) and what their newest personal challenge is (I highlight the check box). They keep it in their writing folders. It helps differentiate learning and gives each student focus. There are many other useful pages in the packet, too. All free!

writing rubric!

FREE printables to make your own focus sticks for your students. Students use focus sticks to develop and assess their own writing. FREE corresponding classroom posters.

Fun game for learning to write a complete sentence, love this idea!

First Grade Writing Sentences Worksheets: Stretch a Sentence Worksheet

writing sentences

Raised lined writing paper can help students with messy handwriting. Find out how to make your own raised line paper.

Great visual for helping kids remember the difference!

FREE Dolch Words & Phrases Book This is a black & white booklet I make for all of my students each year. It contains all 11 lists of the Dolch Sight Words plus the Dolch Phrases for the students to practice at home.

This writing tool acts as a word wall, an editing check list, and a great visual reminder of the 6 traits of writing. Great for writing workshops! Price Reduced: $3.75

Run off a card like this for each of your children and put this in their writing folders. Before reading the writing to you, remind them they need...

Expanding sentences. Would love to do a foldable like this with grade-level revisions. 1. Add an adj/adv participial phrase. 2. Add a prepositional phrase. 3. Reorder/rearrange the sentence. 4. Improve the verb. 5. Include an appositive. 6. Write it as a compelling fragment. 7. Rewrite it as dialogue. 8. Change the point of view.

10 great tips to get kids writing - love these fun and practical ideas

Great comprehension strategies for students who read fluently but don't have good comprehension

I post a different picture each week and students write one asking and one telling sentence about the picture. The goal is to make them “sparkle” by adding details and checking for capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. Students write the sentence in pencil first and after proofreading are allowed to make it “sparkle” by tracing over it with the gel and glitter pens.

Editing wheel for writing.

white board station with word ring to practice words and sentences

First Signs Poster – Say It In Sign

Good reminder when writing