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State  brochure

The Inspired Classroom: State Brochure, PERSUASIVE BROCHURES! A great alternative to persuasive letter writing, and they can be adapted to any subject area.

Adjectives!!

F is for First-grade Fun A great idea for writing, read the book "Yum Yuck!" Brainstorm pizza toppings then write a slice of pizza creative writing or try a pizza poem.

voice wheel

Voice Wheel (free chart to help students establish tone and voice in their writings)Note: The handout prints very clearly. I ask my students cut out the circle and glue it in their notebooks to use as a reference guide throughout the year.

"Putting the Life Back in Upper Elementary Classrooms: One Lesson at a Time.": More Enrichment Ideas!

April is National Poetry Month, why not have your students take "selfie" shots and write "Selfie Poems! Rename the poetry project to the selfie poem

I like to share teaching ideas, resources, and tips for the primary classroom with a splash of activities I try with my own children at home.

Ten Pin Linky - Writing Ideas

Friendly letter song to the tune of "Incy Wincy Spider" or maybe you know it better as "Itsy Bitsy Spider" A great idea to remember the layout of a letter when teaching someone.

Building a paragraph

aligned with Common Core Writing Standards 1 & 2 - I would switch the roof and foundation. I think it makes more sense to build from the bottom up. The topic sentence should be the foundation and the closing sentence should protect your paragraph.

Put this on display for other children to read and place 'blanks' to encourage children to write their own. Then work in pairs to peer assess their writing skills.

Teacher Idea Factory: super heroes wish - this would be a great beginning of year display - my powerful wish for grade

South America - Great for South America project

Expository Writing: State Park Brochures-After reading and researching points of interest, including state and national parks and monuments, the students had to choose a required number of each to write about.

Trash can thesaurus. "Throw out" over used words and give alternative words to use

Writing Workshop Series: Post #1 Writers' Notebooks

Trash Can Thesaurus—Throw away over used words & replace with others! (Teaching Literacy, Literacy Tips)

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.

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, & the child brings the notebook back Monday. Each parent response earns a sticker for the cover.

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