Have you ever thought about using a shoe box as a journal? I bet not! Read this tutorial for how to use a shoe box as a journal--let students get creative and put real items in there, instead of just writing in a journal!

Try a Shoe Box Journal

Have you ever thought about using a shoe box as a journal? I bet not! Read this tutorial for how to use a shoe box as a journal--let students get creative and put real items in there, instead of just writing in a journal!

Just in time for the holidays... Your students are going to love this writing activity!!

Christmas Writing Fun: Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Vertel het verhaal van Halloween vanuit het perspectief van snoepgoed

This pin contains some ideas for creative writing prompts for high school age students. This particular prompt is for students to write a narrative about Halloween from the perspective of a piece of candy! I think this is such a fun idea!

180 Days of Writing is an easy-to-use resource that provides second-grade students with practice in writing opinion, informative/explanatory, and narrative pieces while also strengthening their langua

180 Days of Writing is an easy-to-use resource that provides sixth-grade students with practice in writing argument, informative/explanatory, and narrative pieces while also strengthening their langua

Teachers will love these quick and easy writing practice sheets. The best thing about them is the little checklist that is included in every sheet to remind kiddos how to correctly form a sentence.

How to beat new reader comprehension blues

Great for middle of the year for kindergarten and beginning of the year for firsties! Practice reading the sentence, writing, and illustrating what was read. The checklist helps to remember how to write a sentence correctly.

PenPal Schools | PenPal Schools connects over 60,000 students from more than 60 countries to learn together through online PenPal exchanges

PenPal Schools connects over students from more than 60 countries to learn together through online PenPal exchanges. Another resource to get into pen pal activities!

Easy and fun way to learn about what is important to your students.  They can use graphics instead of words if they like!

Writing from Lists: My Bucket List

Writing Students will be more engaged in writing if it is something that interests them. This will help them incorporate future dreams and will allow the teacher to get to know them more.

Tunnel Books | TeachKidsArt::except I'm going to use it for students to visualize their poetry

Tunnel books are fun and unique! We made ours using a post card for a prompt and wrote a haiku to go with it.

How do you teach writer's workshop in your first and second grade classroom? This post explains how to get your writer's to expand their learning through fun activities and lessons that even have them writing chapter books by the end! So many great ideas!

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How do you teach writer's workshop in your first and second grade classroom? This post explains how to get your writer's to expand their learning through fun activities and lessons that even have them writing chapter books by the end!

Text-based evidence is a hot term in the education world today, and it's for good reason. Finding text-based evidence to back up their answers and findings is an important skill for students to learn, as it truly enhances their reading comprehension. Our guest blogger shares her tips for utilizing text-based evidence in the middle school classroom, where the teacher is more likely to be teaching a novel study. Click through to read the full post!

Working with Text-Based Evidence in a Novel Study

Text-based evidence is a hot term in the education world today, and it's for good reason. Finding text-based evidence to back up their answers and findings is an important skill for students to learn, as it truly enhances their reading comprehension.

If you are looking for an effective writing approach with lessons planned out for you throughout the year, this is a must read!  This writing coach shows you a writing strategy that truly WORKS and she is getting praise by thousands of teachers!  You will

A Writing Strategy That Works for Upper Elementary!

If you are looking for an effective writing approach with lessons planned out for you throughout the year, this is a must read! This writing coach shows you a writing strategy that truly WORKS and she is getting praise by thousands of teachers!

Clutter-Free Classroom: Writing Centers - Setting Up the Classroom Series

Clutter-Free Classroom: Writing Centers - Setting Up the Classroom Series by Coco et Peanut

prettyplease: Book Report- Award Winning Books

Useful ideas for what students can write about in the different layers of their sandwich book report projects. what some of my co-taught/basic students would need.

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