Scaffolding Beginning Writers
We are 14 days into school (woohoo) and I wanted to share some of the ways I’m supporting my very-beginning writers. One of the best parts of 1st grade is seeing the amazing growth students make in 9 short months. They enter writing single sentences (sometimes single words) and leave writing cohesive paragraphs – it’s...
Handwriting Sort FREEBIE - Smitten with First
We hit the ground running with handwriting expectations at the beginning of the school year. After spending the first few weeks reviewing our letters and how they are formed, we then move on to discuss the expectations for our handwriting. We started off creating an anchor chart together. I told my students that we were …
Writing Center Freebie (family word cards, event word cards, and fancy paper)
The writing center in my classroom is always busy. My Preschool students are always creating cards, writing letters to their families, drawing pictures, making books, and copying words at their own level. Students are scribbling, writing random letters, and some are sound spelling. Sign up for my newsletter HERE and this family writing center will...Read More
Opinion Writing with "The Day the Crayons Quit"
Hi, friends! We're in the home stretch! Just a few more weeks! Since we just wrapped up our opinion unit, I thought I'd post all about how we used one of our favorite stories to
Sentence Editing Literacy Center
This sentence repair workshop is designed to get your students editing sentences which can help to improve their grammatical knowledge and enhance their writing skills. They will love getting their detective on and searching for the errors in the sentences. The sentences are levelled so that you can...
Friday Letters - The Mountain Teacher
Friday letters are a great way to connect with students in your classroom and build a solid classroom community. Get tips to implement today!
Fostering the Home-School Connection Through Friday Letters
Friday letters offer so many insights into your students and keep parents connected to your classroom. See how I teach students to manage them themselves.
Stretch a Sentence Poster + editable Cards + Activity + Writing tips + Checklist
This super cute and colorful poster can be used in your writing center. It will help your students to visualize how to write more complete sentences and guide them through the process.The cards can be used for games and you can create many different activities for your students. These are editable s...
Parent Notes: Relieve some of the stress from the beginning of the year? These Parent Notes are a quick print so you can prep them before the school year or really fast before your students arrive for the day! Included Notes: Book Order Picture Day Field Trip (option 1) Field Trip (option 2) Repor...
Buzzing with Ms. B
This post gets you started with a free download full of mentor text ideas! This list of upper elementary picture books includes titles for teaching reading and writing. Get personal narrative & expository mentor texts to help students learn about good beginnings and endings, using sensory language, word choice, voice, conventions, and more! Get the whole list! #mentortext #writersworkshop
4 Reasons to Use Writing Portfolios in Primary Classrooms - Mrs. Richardson's Class
Using writing portfolios can seem like just another to-do, but they are powerful and beneficial for both teachers and students!
The 1 thing that improved my student's writing
Find out the one change I made to help improve student writing in the classroom. Now students are more motivated to write and produce better writing.
Writer's Workshop Folder Set!
Writer's Workshop Folders are a must-have tool for every elementary classroom! These folders help teach students about the writing process, as well as keep them incredibly organized! Writer's Workshop Folders are ideal for grades 2-6 (but can also be used 7-12). WITH WRITER'S WORKSHOP FOLDERS STUDEN...