Parts of Speech Practice Activity or Center L.2.1e L.3.1a
Color-coding parts of speech with markers makes an otherwise dry topic engaging!
Show Don't Tell Charts - Distance Learning
16 common feelings/emotions charts for writers to SHOW and not just tell!
Stuff Students Say and Other Classroom Treasures
Read about the funny stuff students say in my classroom and get intermediate teaching ideas!
Books that Teach About the Writing Process
If you teach writing to K-5 learners, this book list has over 15 books to help you teach young writers all about the writing process.
An A From Miss Keller Freebies: A Mentor Text for Writing Personal Narratives
Personal Narrative Checklist Anchor Chart... a writing lesson and FREE printables are also included!
5 Poetry Styles to Engage Readers and Writers - Notes from the Portable
I love these FREE poetry templates! So easy to teach haiku, cinquain, and diamante. These were perfect for my writing center, and easy to make a quick bulletin board. The perfect addition to any poetry or writer's workshop.
Visualizing Reading Strategy Poster, Paper & Digital Graphic Organizers
Grades 1-6 Posters, Graphic Organizers & Activity Ideas for Visualizing! Perfect to use with any texts to provide students plenty of opportunities to practice visualizing and creating mental images as they are reading.
TONS of Resources for Launching Writing Workshop (PLUS Narrative, Informational, & Opinion Resources)
I took a course this year that had me implementing Lucy Calkins' Writing Units of Study. For my end of year project, I made some Pinterest ...
Don't Eat Me! A Turkey Persuasive/Opinion Writing Craftivity (CCSS)
Definitely Check Out the Preview for DETAILED PICTURES of final product! This file is a persuasive/opinion writing activity about a turkey that is about to be cooked and eaten for Thanksgiving. There's a story for the students to read or you to read to them...I made it b&w so they could have a co...
12 Books to Teach Personal Narrative | True Life I'm a Teacher
We’ve been working hard on writing personal narratives. It’s hard business. Of all the writing genres we teach in second grade (narrative, informational, and opinion), I think personal narratives are the hardest to teach, and the hardest for students to write. While personal narratives are challenging to teach, they’re also one of my favorites because ... Read more
Informational Writing Tips- Writing Introductory Paragraphs
I'll admit, I've had a love/hate relationship with teaching writing over my teaching career. Teaching students to write can be exhausting, frustrating, and demanding, but it is also very rewarding to see students develop into young authors. Years ago at a writing workshop, a presenter shared a statement that freed me and allowed me to view my job as a writing teacher in a new way. Her secret, "Don't think that you have to read entire papers and/or grade every piece that students write."…