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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 […]

Journal Template

I love teaching a little one to write. But I’ve had so many questions from people. “How do you do it?” “Where do I start?” “How do I meet all of my learners?” Those are all very valid questions. And when I get these questions, I tell people to not make writing stressful for kids. […]

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 […]

Capital Letters Chart

One of my favorite reasons of being an educator is to see the the academic growth in my students. I watched my students come in as early readers and writers to reading books and writing their own short stories. Readers and Writer’s Workshop played a key part in my students’ success. But to make it […]

Editable Sight Word Cards

Sight words a vital part of an early elementary classroom. They are words that our learners have to know, but don’t fit into certain spelling patterns. So, of course these can be quite confusing for beginner readers. But with the right strategies and activities, learning to read these sight words will be a breeze! Check […]