Great idea! When students are at lunch the "Punctuation Super Heroes" sneak in and leave Skittles on correct punctuation. Very motivating.

(Writing) After students write a piece, have them leave it on their desks when they go to lunch or special area classes. Place a Skittle on each correct punctuation mark ( one or two if they indent a paragraph). Skittles are the great motivator!

Story Bags- Put random stuff in each bag and have them make up and write a story based on what is in the bag. Great for fictional writing.

Could use for whole group or writing station.Story Bags - put a few random items in a paper bag, and kids can write creative stories about them! (Could have 1 kid each week be responsible for bringing in items)

First Grade Writing, but it might scaffold for high school expository essays, too!

First Grade Writing Unit

Small Moments for BIG Impact in Writings. Inspire your students!

Lucy Calkins: The Applicious Teacher: Small Moments for BIG Impact in Writings (includes books and writing pages)

First Grade, Common Core needs to be able to write an opinion piece!! Opinion Writing sentence starters

Opinion Writing

Opinion sentence starters- I would create a chart displaying these sentence starters for opinion writing pieces, then refer to these when modeling how to write an opinion piece. Students could use these to start their opinion writing piece.

Informational Writing Pumpkin Themed for First and Second Grade Common Core aligned$

Pumpkins Informational Writing UNIT

Mrs Jump's class: Writer's Workshop: Writing Through the Year FREEBIE

Writing Mentor Text List for all the Guided Writing units! See how I organize all my writing materials for writer's workshop!

Teach opinion writing with these fun Would You Rather Prompts! FREE!

Teach opinion writing with these fun Would You Rather Prompts! Be great for the question of the day during morning routine.