Category: writing

Who is Worth More to You Than Gold?

Think about this: Who is worth more to you than gold? Who came to your mind first? Who would you write about? I love asking this question to my students. Their responses are always so, SO sweet. This fun, March activity will get your students excited about St. Patrick’s Day,

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Teaching Fact & Opinion with FUNKY Shoes!

You will need to channel your inner Ms. Frizzle to teach fact and opinion with this packet. This resource is designed to aid you in teaching your students about the basic differences between facts and opinions. You will begin these lessons by decorating your own pair of funky shoes. I

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All About Biographies: Update

I have updated my All About Biographies unit on TpT and I’ve added four new activities! (BTW: You can view my original post about this unit here.) My students started their autobiographies last week and they will present their final pieces at our school’s Literacy Night! I love teaching my

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My House All Year (Teaching Months)

Please Note: This post includes Amazon Affiliate links. Hello, Friends! I hope you are all having a good week… thank goodness it is almost Friday! (This teacher needs a WEEKEND!!) Before I head to bed, I wanted to share a writing activity that I started with my students this week.

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Word Family Workbooks

I am so excited to share these Word Family Workbooks with you! This workbook includes 100+ long and short vowel word families that come at the end of a word (and common digraphs). It is a FANTASTIC year-long tool that will help your students learn about different word families and

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runaway bunny books

Wayyyy back when, when I was a tiny, little second grader, my class made their own Runaway Bunny books. Have you read this story? Click {here} to check it out. It’s about a little bunny who wants to runaway and he tells his mother all the places and things he

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all about biographies!

In my second grade classroom, we are all about biographies! {Confession: I think most biographies are quite boring… but of course I would never tell my students that… and even if I did, they wouldn’t believe me. They think biographies are pretty much the coolest thing ever. EVER.} To make biographies

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you are worth more than gold!

This fun, March writing activity will get your students excited about St. Patrick’s Day, while  thinking about those they love (more than gold, of course)!  It also makes a darling bulletin board or hallway display for St. Patrick’s Day! Click the image below to check this activity out on Teachers Pay

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predicting

Hello Friends! Happy Monday… {is there such a thing???} Today we talked a whole lot about predicting… and the SUPER Bowl! Since I am a total girly girl and I know N-O-T-H-I-N-G about football, I had to recruit my husband and some of my students to help me on this

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penguin mini unit {freebie}

I hope you are having a great week back in school. I can’t believe how fast time goes and how fast this  week has gone by… and I really can’t believe tomorrow is Friday! {Thank goodness!} Last year my students made these adorable penguins. I love giving step-by-step instructions and

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writing checklist {for students}

I went to a writing class today. It was really useful and I came away with a lot of ideas. One of the things we talked about was stating an objective before each lesson and letting students know exactly what is expected of them. Students are more likely to meet

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Bubblegum Writing Activity

My students worked really hard this week, so to reward those little cuties… we had a GUM day! Of course, I made them earn it with good behavior (you gotta make ’em work for it)! I got this fun gum activity from Julie Lee over at Mrs. Lee’s Kindergarten. She

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What Do Writers Write?

You know that cute lady, Cara, from The First Grade Parade?  (Ahh, who am I kiddin’!? Of course you do!!!)  Well… she recently posted about a super cute writing poster called, “What Do Writers Write?” After seeing it on her blog (and all over Pinterest) I immediately made one for my class.

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POW! A Zeno Sight Word Game

This FREE activity takes regular, boring flashcards and turns them into a fun, competitive game. Your students won’t even realize they are learning!