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    From "classroom collective".... Student "office" that contains writing process, editing checklist, punctuation, writing super sentences, & transitions.

    writing offices

    3 Checklists to aid in writing workshop - edit, revise and peer edit

    Holy Smokes! This is a gem of a find - TONS of examples of foldables and mini-books.....and they include directions for those of us not artistically inclined.

    Trapped! Punctuation game is a super fun online game that provides great practice in punctuation skills.

    1 folder with brads + 1 folder without brads (turn inside out and hole punch open side) = how have i never thought of this?

    Student writing checklist

    this is for first grade but i like the idea of showing older students a very plain picture, then a much detailed one- and ask which picture they like better, which gives more information, etc. then comare to writing.

    The TOOBALOO is a phone-like device that allows children to hear themselves clearly while speaking softly into it. The design of the TOOBALOO magnifies their voice allowing them to hear their sounds and words distinctly.

    writing prompt for first grade

    The difference between revise and edit! I also tell my students that revision is something only the writer can do- it's all about the tone and voice of the story, what do they want in the story? Editing is a job anyone can do- it's all about the writing conventions that we all study.

    How smart is this lady!! I'm totally doing this! Have a folder for each standard and then put activities, notes, and games into each folder!

    Twitter Door- The kids can tweet about what is happening. There are 30 laminated sentences strips so everyone (including the teacher) has a place to “tweet” on the door.

    Get your students blogging with Kidblog!

    Friday Journals—kids write a note on Friday to their parents telling what they learned that week. The parents write a short response back to their child, and the child brings the notebook back Monday. Each parent response earns a sticker for the cover. Love it—a great way to practice letter writing, and to get parents involved. Helps the children ingrain what has been taught into their memory too.

    Smiley Sentences

    This is a story tower where children illustrate the title on one card, the setting, author's purpose, beginning, middle, end... whatever! They write sentences or a paragraph on the back. Then they build it...This can be each child doing one card to build a group story tower or each child can make their own.

    Door idea

    Wired for Story

    Super sentences - writer's workshop