Closings for Writing

A super helpful writing tool that addresses common core writing expectations. How to close writing pieces

Free poetry book and posters to help you students learn important terms.  Great for learning centers.

Do you hate to teach poetry? If so these tips and freebies will have both you and your students falling in love with reading and writing poetry!

We have spent a good majority of the year sharing wishes and dreams. For our storyline expo, we are creating silhouettes of students sharing what they love about our school.

(G) "I Wish" bulletin board. 'My school bulletin board for the month. We wrote "I Wish" poems then took pictures like we were blowing a dandelion. We cut them out and pasted them next to a dandelion that we made out of yarn and sticks. The kids loved it.

Subject and Predicate Task Cards freebie

Subject and Predicate Task Cards freebie from Laura Candler's Teaching Resources - great for cooperative learning lessons.lots of great resources on whole site!

What a great anchor chart for how to spell on your own! {picture only}

How to write words anchor chart--perfect for students to refer to during interactive writing time! *I'd make one change to write what writers DO say in the speech bubble.

All I Want for Christmas- Students write a letter to Santa persuading him to bring one special item for Christmas. CCSS aligned

Santa Persuasive Letter and Craft

Christmas Persuasive Santa Letter Use this letter writing craft to have your students write a persuasive letter to Santa convincing him to bring one special item for Christmas.

how to write a list poem - a great activity for begining writers

List Poems - Fun Poetry With Kids

A list poem is just one of the types of poems introduced in the verse novel locomotion. In his list poem, Locomotion wrote everything he was wearing and even some details about his features.

Teaching With Love and Laughter: Pumpkin Writing Bulletin Board

For the second year in a row, my students LOVED making these silly pumpkins. I got the idea last year from Doodle Bugs Teaching. This year, I decided to add a writing component. First grade was worki