Writing Wall Inspiration – Teacher Trap
Make the walls of your classroom work for you and your students! Ideas for planning a Writing Wall that will truly support your little writers.
10 Academic Activities to Get You Thru The Holidays - Ideas for Upper Elementary
Read about ten activities to use in your classroom for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas for your upper elementary students. From STEM challenges to printables these activities cover curriculum and bring engagement to your students.
The Colorful Apple
Creating a connection between home and school has such a huge impact on a student’s education. One way that I go about this is having students share with their families what we are learning in the classroom through a series of hand-written letters. On Fridays, during Writer’s Workshop, my students write in their Friday Journals. […]
I really needed a new way to get my students to fix up their writing. We talk about transition words from the start of the year and even have a list in our writing folders, but I wanted to be sure they were actually being used in their writing. I decided to make clips for the most common transition words we use. I also made a set of clips that listed alternatives for the word-said. These clips have been a huge hit in the classroom. My students simply grab a clip, use it to spell the word(s)…
Writing: Stretch A Sentence (Early Elementary & Intervention)
6/22-DISTANCE LEARNING!!! I have converted the worksheets to editable/interactive PDFs that you and your students can edit and work with. You need the KAMI app for Chrome to be able to do this. This will save you time in having to convert these from PDF to PowerPoint to Google Slides. First, you can...
Developing Evidence-Based Arguments from Texts - ReadWriteThink | Science lessons, Science writing,
Via The Scout Report "Educators in many disciplines may be interested in Developing Evidence-Based Arguments from Texts, a strategy guide from ReadWriteThink. Constructing a logical and well-supported argument is one of the fundamental skills needed to write a successful paper and it is something that many students struggle with when learning how to write. This strategy guide is intended for use with students in grades 6-12, but instructors and teaching assistants at the undergraduate level…
7 Ways to Support Students with Constructed Response Reading Questions - Teaching with Jennifer Findley
This post shares 7 strategies help support students with constructed response reading questions.
Writing Strategies | 6 Ways to Start a Sentence | Sentence Structure | Learn to Write
Know what you want to write but aren't sure where to start? These sentence prompts will help. Remember these 6 openings and you can write anything you want! ...
Animal Research Reports
I am so excited about my new animal research pack! Next year I will be the K-6 computer specialist at my school and I wanted to come up with a fun way to get my kindergarteners and first graders excited about doing research. Your students can do this research project using non-fiction reading book...
Word Choice - 5 Ways to Expand Your Students' Vocabulary - Appletastic Learning
Teaching students the importance of good word choice can improve their writing skills and their oral language vocabulary.
Buzzing with Ms. B
If you've been following for any length of time, you know that I love a good mentor text. They're engaging and a great way to get student...
Writing Folders - for K-5 Learners - This Reading Mama
Use these free Writing Folders and freebies to give your writers support during their independent writing time. Find all our FREE Writing Printables HERE. If you are a subscriber to my newsletter, you can download all the printables that go with it for FREE! Not a subscriber? Simply subscribe HERE! NOTE: If you are already a ... Read More about Writing Folders – for K-5 Learners
Writing Complete Sentences Ideas
We’ve all been there… teaching students how to write complete sentences is tricky, frustrating, and just all around problematic! Today I want to share with you my favorite activities to teach students how to write complete sentences AND how we transition to writing detailed, descriptive sentences. Writing Complete Sentences: The Basics In the beginning, I ... Read more
Nonfiction Reading Crafts Set 2: Nonfiction Summary Activities
Teaching students how to summarize and paraphrase what they have read is crucial to internalizing and expressing their reading comprehension of nonfiction texts. These nonfiction summarizing activities are a fresh, hands on and unique way students can practice this important skill. They are an alter...