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    Sarah's First Grade Snippets: Common Core Snowy Reading (with a freebie)

    Sequencing or writing directions.

    opinion/persuasive

    Opinion Writing - With this fun writing unit students will write about what they think is the best fruit and the best outdoor activity. This writing packet would be great to teach along with a health and nutrition unit. Meets Common Core Standards for 1st/2nd grades.

    Ms. Beattie: Common Core Opinion Writing

    Opinion Writing Anchor Chart

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    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.

    Good writing avoids bland adjectives like good. This poster helps young writers find more specific and vivid alternatives. An excellent tool for building vocabu

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    Color code the stages of writing to give the kids something tangible to work towards. Also great as a self-assessment tool for the kiddos!

    This website has great morning message ideas.

    Wow! A super helpful writing tool that addresses common core writing expectations.

    Opinion Writing: Favorite Food (Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade) (6 pages) $

    Aging App for 100th Day of school and then do a writing "If I were 100 years old..."@Jenn L Lynn - yes!

    Hamburger Writing Rubric - could be used with sandwich paragraphs too (bread = intro/conclusion, meat/toppings = details)

    read aloud for helping kids write

    An Apple For The Teacher: Roll and Retell - Building Summarizing, Communication, and Writing Skills

    Learn About the Rosetta Stone, Chinese Character Writing and other types of writing. This set is a fantastic follow up...

    Writing Station