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Picture Books for Writing Conventions

Writing conventions are challenging to teach at times. I know in my experiences, it’s hard to bring authentic lessons and activities to keep learners engaged. Because who really wants to look at sentences and break them apart? However, my style of teaching changed when I found these picture books for writing conventions! My students beg […]

Silly Sentences Writing Center

When it comes to teaching sentence structure, it can be boring and somewhat tedious. However, that’s not the case with this activity! If you want your learners to grasp what you’re teaching, you have to make it fun. These silly sentences cards are just what your students need! By the time our learners reach the […]

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 […]

Writing Series Part 6- Publishing

We are here! Your little writers have spent quite a while writing a story. It’s now time to go to the publishing stage. I know they have worked hard to get to this point, and you, as a teacher, have worked hard for them too. So, let’s get to publishing! Where Do We Start? I […]

Writing Series Part 5- Sensory Details

I’m even more excited to share another week of writing tips for you! This week, we will work on adding sensory details to stories. I know you’ve seen a lot of growth with your students’ writing. I really think they will enjoy this week! This week is my absolute favorite! Sensory details take a story […]