For this fun writing activity students create their own monster and write a descriptive paragraph about them. They then cut and fold back their paper so a fellow peer can read their descriptive paragraph and try and draw what they think the monster looks like without seeing the original drawing.
A Collection of Printable Teaching Resources. English, writing resources for schools including posters and worksheets
Free Printable Banner for classroom display. Stretching Sentences using the 5 'W' questions - Who? What? When? Where? Why?
This NO PREP detailed writing program is a COMPLETE writing workshop with step-by-step mini lessons to guide you through a year of writing. Every lesson builds upon the previous skill within one piece of writing, which give students a thorough understanding of how to put a quality piece of writing together. Available in Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, and Grade 8. Mentor Text, anchor charts, checklists, rubrics, writing prompts, and so much more!
How's My Writing?
This is part of the free editing set from First Grade Wow. For kindergarten, I use it to show what they can do (smiley face in the check box) and what their newest personal challenge is (I highlight the check box). They keep it in their writing folders. It helps differentiate learning and gives each student focus. There are many other useful pages in the packet, too. All free!
Kayla B's Classroom
Get this FREE literacy center! Students use the different parts to create a sentence. There are parts that make up sentences that make sense, but students can also make silly sentences. Students can use these during word work or literacy centers to build fluency and practice building sentences.
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Traffic Light Transitions poster - A great visual to help children to use transition words to connect sentences and paragraphs. This can be a poster that the class can add to throughout the year based on transition used in their own writing and in written texts used in the classroom.