love this one for my y5 classroom. The children could generate the first set of words as a dictionary/ thesaurus exercise at the start of term. They could add to it over time using some blank cards too.
Favorite Pin Friday - Elementary Nest
Check out Favorite Pin Friday, a round-up of useful and creative pins to inspire you in your own primary classroom including low cost and DIY projects.
Target $ Spot Find = Word Choice Resource - Create Teach Share
One day during this last school year while I was circulating throughout my classroom, I came across one of my students who was working on writing. I noticed that besides her pencil, she also had a handful of colored pens lined up next to her Writer’s Notebook. I watched over her shoulder as she wrote.…
Non-Fiction Text Type Posters
A series of posters covering all of the non-fiction genres. I've also included some basic information on writing introductions and conclusions. Perfect for...
Patterns In Writing: Conflict
Photo by Christian V Discussing types of conflict is a great first step towards building a strong narrative. Although the term conjures up images of ninja
Literacy help: Alan Peat story bags - How to develop story writing and literacy skills in younger children.
Early on in my teaching career I was introduced to Alan Peat's idea of using story bags to help children write stories. A brilliant idea that really works.
I accidently came up with this idea when arranging some normal trioramas. They fit so well together! I'm sure other people have done this before & it's not a new idea but it was a revelation to me. :) I glued the four trioramas together to make one display. You could paper clip them together…
Readers Theater: Play Writing Graphic Organizer
Download this two page document to help your students write and create their OWN play after you have read through several Reader's Theater plays. Use the Play Writing 101 page as reminders for your students how dialogue, directions, etc. work in a play. Take it one step further and record your stu...
Cupcake Contraction Sort
Print, cut and laminate these gorgeous cupcakes and use them in your literacy rotations to reinforce contractions! Cut the top half off and make a fun matching game out of them. This activity can also be used as an independent activity. Includes 18 cupcakes (6 different varieties) with different co...