How to Create an Effective Writing Space for Learners

I can’t wait to dig into Writer’s Workshop with my second graders. My writing space was first on my list of things to plan when I got my classroom. I know writing can be a scary thing to teach little ones. However, if you run a successful Writer’s Workshop, your kids will love writing. Add […]

Writing Mentor Texts You Need for the Classroom

Do you find it difficult to introduce the skill of writing to young learners? Have you noticed your writers aren’t making the progress you hoped? Writing is a difficult, but very important skill for little ones. The sooner we get our kids writing, the easier it will be for them as they mature. You’ll make […]

How To Set Up Writer’s Workshop in Your Classroom

Writer’s Workshop has been in classrooms all over the nation for a number of years. It’s a system that shows early learners that writing is fun, and can develop young learners into lifelong writers. In order to get the most out of Writer’s Workshop, you must have an organized system. Find out how to properly […]

How to Prompt Early Writers

Encouraging early writers to create a story is a tough job for any Kindergarten or First grade teacher. Early learners are all at different levels of writers, and a lot of times teachers get the “I don’t know what to write about” statement from many. Having a great writing toolbox in your classroom is key […]

A Pre-Writing Activity

I have a special love for teaching writing! It’s definitely a challenge, but it’s one that I enjoy greatly. And having a balanced literacy classroom makes writing even more enjoyable. Anytime I start a new writing unit, I open it up with a good book. That book then leads to a fun pre-writing activity. And […]

Good Citizens

I don’t know about you, but I spend almost the entire year of my school year on this topic! Good citizens is a unit that can be taught any time of the year as a single unit. Or, you can break it up throughout the year. There are so many great activities you can do […]