good idea

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.

Sequencing or writing directions.

Opinion Writing and Graphic Organizer-My Favorite Pet SAMPLE

Growing as godly witnesses includes being aware when we are expressing personal opinions. This list could be rewritten and used as a hand-out or visual aide to highlight what opinion sounds like, and how to approach it wisely. wsh

opinion/persuasive

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

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.

This website has great morning message ideas.

LEARNING CHART WRITING A PARAGRAPH | Shared by Fireman's Finds

Opinion Writing Anchor Chart

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

Instructional Chart: This chart can be placed in the classroom writing center to give students synonyms to replace simple words. It can be used both as a tool for their writing or as a dictionary to decipher word meanings during reading.

read aloud for helping kids write

Learn about CAPITAL letters and punctuation (using a period, question mark, and exclamation mark) with this super fun song and video! http://scratchgarden.com/

Use these ideas plus more for end of the day class meeting

During our morning meeting, we color code the message. Everyday we look for capital letters and color them green, punctuation is red, and sight words are in orange.

rainbow writing roll and spell freebie

FAST Characterization: Great for student writing and for analyzing characters in class novels

The new Common Core Writing Modes bulletin board set is a valuable resource for all elementary classrooms. The set includes a clear and engaging reference poster to display, several examples, and a how-to poster for each writing mode covered in the Common Core State Standards. This set is the perfect display for classroom writing centers. Includes 27 pieces, 3 vignettes, 3 charts and 21 pencils. The new Common Core bulletin board set line provides curriculum displays for the trendy Common ...

Weekly Writing Homework - unconventional homework to help the whole child