C.U.P.S. and A.R.M.S.
I am new to teaching Writing in sixth grade. It was a subject previously taught by one of my team members, but now I am on my own. I really wanted to use something simple for my kids to use for revising and editing and it seemed like the C.U.P.S. and A.R.M.S. revising and editing was a simple enough place to start. I also wanted to make something that they could glue into their notebooks for a quick reference. Of course, I quickly hopped over to PicMonkey to create something fast and cute…
The Best Way to Teach the Writing Process
Welcome to our new blog! Upper Elementary peeps have gathered together to share each of our unique ideas to bring you amazing ideas to use in your classroom! This will be the first of many posts so make sure to follow us! With Common Core Standards so prevalent in most states, the writing process becomes a focus in the upper elementary classrooms. The standards state, "With guidance and support from our peers and adults, we can develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising…
Free Charts that Teach Apostrophes and Commas
"Mrs. Braun, you know that mark, it's like a curve, I can't remember what it's called, but do I need to use one here?" When kids get to second grade and they're exposed to contractions,
Edit Writing with 'COPS'
Editing writing will be a joy for your students with Edit Writing with COPS! It is an engaging, effective way for students to remember to edit their writing! “Patrol Your Writing with COPS!” May easily be used for: self, peer, or teacher editing. I post these on my Writing Focus Wall and the students glue the bookmarks in their writing folders.
How's My Writing?
Hello Everyone! I love helping first graders express themselves through writing. For me, the first semester of first grade is all about creating a safe environment for them to feel comfortable putting their thoughts down on paper. We work on all the different ways to incorporate written expression into our day. I just love when one of my little would rather write than do anything else! Well we are now all about making our great writing even better...That means editing. I don't know about…