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Tagxedo is a Wordle-esque site that allows students to create beautiful word clouds. The great thing about Tagxedo that in my opinion is where Wordle falls short is the ability for users to save their creations (without logging in) as either a jpeg or png.

48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers

Create and hang on your wall so students can self assess their work. No more "Is this done??" Click on the picture for more teaching ideas!

Sticker Stories Paper and Cover FREE: Use as single sheets or make into a booklet for each student. You provide the stickers and students make up a story about their chosen sticker! Easy and fun activity for morning work or writing center!

Sticker Stories Paper and Cover

"Self Portrait" Hand Print Writing!

Teacher's Pet - FREE Classroom Display Resources for Early Years (EYFS), Key Stage 1 (KS1) and Key Stage 2 (KS2)

FREE - Writing Crafivity - My Pet Monster

On Raising Writers: When Students Study Anchor Papers {From Creating Readers and Writers Blog} #anchorpapers #writingrubric

Creating Readers and Writers

ALL ABOUT ME FREEBIE! - this is great for FIRST week of school - so fun!!


FREE writing resources - great for literacy centers & writers workshop!

FREE SAMPLE - Writers Toolkit (English & Spanish)

THIS IS ADORABLE!! "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" Craft and Writing Activity (so cute!)

Oh, the Places You'll Go! - Inner Child Fun

Simple Writing Lessons for Primary Grades {a 12-Week Series} from This Reading Mama and The Measured Mom ~ demonstrating simple writing strategies for parents to model and use with young writers at home

Simple Writing Lessons for Primary Grades Series

Here are 24 thought-provoking prompts to jump-start persuasive writing. The Common Core standards put a strong emphasis on persuasive writing skills. These prompts allow students to experiment with a variety of types of writing with a common purpose. Print on card stock, laminate, and cut apart and you're ready to use these in a variety of ways!

{FREE!} Persuasive Writing Prompts

Read about how "Paragraph of the Week" writing homework helped improve my students' writing!

what a neat writing prompt.... especially for fairy tale unit!

A Flash of Inspiration

Learning to Spell Using Patterns Within Words~ also works well for reading by word patterns {FREE Printable Included!} | This Reading Mama

Learning to Spell Using Patterns Within Words

Link to blog post containing practical and easy to implement suggestions for improving your students' test scores in writing. Crunched for time with the state writing test coming up? Here are some easy ways to boost your writing scores.

Before you (or your students) publish anything, run rough drafts through this Hemingway app. It will highlight weak adverbs, find passive voice, and identify reading levels. Best of all - it's free. Get monthly tips like this one at

Great mini videos each with their own list of suggested guiding questions and writing tasks. Built for elementary school but by changing the questions could be used in middle school.

The Great Animations Shed

Teaching Kids to Write Super Sentences - Strategies and free seasonal printables to encourage students to add detail to their sentences.

Teaching Kids to Write Super Sentences

Who is Worth More to You than Gold? - St. Patrick's Day Activity FREEBIE!

the teacher wife: you are worth more than gold!

First Grade Fairytales: Duck? Rabbit? Oooh, I Have an Opinion! *FREEBIE!

Free!! Who does not like eating Oreos?? the writing steps to eating an Oreo.

First Grade Wow: Anchor Chart

What does the tooth fairy do with all those teeth?- so cute for 2nd grade writing. I bet their ideas would be so funny!

First Grade Fever!: "Superb Writers" in First Grade!


10 Grammar Mistakes: Teaching the difference between who and whom

WeAreTeachers: 10 Grammar Mistakes & 10 Lessons to Fix Them