Interactive Language Wall
There are a couple of things I know about grammar and the elementary school classroom. One, it is so important to help students understand...
Paragraph Writing Google Classroom Distance Learning Paragraph of the Week
This step-by-step writing program is engaging, effective, and easy to implement. In addition to the printable writing prompts, graphic organizers, and rubrics, you will also get access to digital, paperless Google Slides to use with Google Classroom and other digital platforms. Perfect for remote te...
9 Must Make Anchor Charts for Writing - Mrs. Richardson's Class
If you need a writing anchor chart to help your students with visual references, this post has 9 must-make anchor charts to boost your writers.
Personal Narrative Writing - The Classroom Key
Ideas for teaching personal narrative writing to first, second, and third graders. This post contains affiliate links. Where to Start with Teaching Personal Narrative Writing Before students start to write their own personal narratives, they need to be exposed to a good example or two. Read a personal narrative mentor text like one of those…
writers workshop organization with free mentor text list
writers workshop organization with free mentor text lists for writing instruction. Picture books to help teach writing traits in your own kindergarten and 1st grade classroom.
Welcome 2015 and....Opinion Writing (First Grade Wow)
Welcome 2015 and....Opinion Writing, an education post from the blog First Grade Wow on Bloglovin’
Opinion Writing - Keeping Up with Mrs. Harris
I have to admit. I was straight up scared to death to teach writers workshop and the thought of teaching first graders how to write an opinion story seemed nearly impossible over the summer. However, after our first two weeks into this unit, it is quickly becoming my favorite one yet! I know…I can’t believe …
The Literary Maven: Introducing Text Annotation Using the Gradual Release Process
Students can struggle with reading for a variety of reasons: rich vocabulary, lack of background knowledge, the author's writing style. To scaffold difficult texts, teach students to annotate through the gradual release process.
30 Awesome Anchor Charts to Spice Up Your Classroom
If you don't already use them, you're going to love using these next school year. Anchor charts are awesome tools for teaching just about any subject!
Building Sentences, Expanding Sentences & Types of Sentences
I love teaching. It's the thing that I know I'm good at. The one thing I KNOW... I think I would say that I have a gift to form relationships. To think outside the box. To create engaging resources. And.... to ignite a passion for learning. I've taught for 14 years and, besides the learning curve at the
Valentine's Day Freebie
Are you ready for Valentine's Day? I can't believe it's just around the corner. My first graders and I have been busy celebrating everythin...
Upper Elementary Writing Office
Writing offices are great to help students become independent during writer's workshop. This will help students with personal narrative, informational and opinion writing. Anchor charts and tips are right at their fingertips! These writing office folders are easy to store, great for providing privac...
Writing Friendly Letters in First Grade | Comprehension Connection
Nothing brightens your day more than a letter, much less a letter from a child, and this week, I’m getting to spend some time with some amazing short people in first grade. (Have I mentioned how much I love first grade?? ) Writing with Firsties is very eyeopening, and letter writing Is sure to create ... Read More about Writing Friendly Letters in First Grade
Start Effectively Using Mentor Texts for Writer's Workshop
Learn how to start effectively using mentor texts for writer's workshop to help boost all of your kindergarten, first garde, and second grade students.