For all the writers out there it can be difficult finding the perfect emotion for your character, whether your character is sad, angry, or surprised those words can seem to get a bit boring. so i introduce the Writer's Wheel of emotion. Enjoy - J.

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

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

Persuasive sentence starters

This is a sheet that contains persuasive sentence starters. Cut the sentence starters our and give to children to use while writing their persuasive sentence, or paragraph, depending on the grade level. You could use these to show how persuasive writing d

Character Traits

Creative writing: Character Traits Meme -- You may: Print this out. Repeat this as many times as you wish. Add on your own characteristics. Add on more character slots.

Check out these 9 ways that parents can help their children with reading.

Ways parents can help teach reading! There are also graphics for math and spelling. These would make fantastic handouts for Back to School night! this would make a good parent handout to get their children reading before school starts or over the summer.

Main Idea vs. Theme Sort! Free download. Plus a blog entry with other great ideas.

Teaching Main Idea Vs. Theme

A free sorting activity for students to complete to help them grasp the difference between theme and main idea.

The Second Grade Superkids: Differentiation Across the Subject Areas

Differentiated Instruction - Differentiation Across the Subject Areas: ways to differentiate instruction across all subject areas; how differentiation looks across the different subject areas.

Where's your proof? Teaching students to use evidence.

13 Strategies to Improve Classroom Discussions (& Anchor Charts!)

10 Textual Evidence Anchor Charts Well-placed anchor charts are a reference for students and a tool that promotes great discussions. These 10 anchor charts will reinforce your students' skills when it comes to finding and using textual evidence.