Archive for the ‘Writing Center’ Category

New Year, New You!

Need a “Back After Break” quick writing activity for your students? Have the students cut out large (black, white and yellow) triangles and then bring in some fun things like feathers, cotton balls, bows, ribbon and horns to decorate their new year hat.            Then take each of their photos to print…

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Turn your Students into ELVES!

Simple project to do the day before Winter Break! Cut some long strips of green paper (4 of each students). Cut out a pair of mittens for each student, a red hat, and come green shoes! Use writing paper as the body; have the students write an original story about their elf. While they are…

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Financial Literacy Vocabulary Quizlet & Tagxedo

I created a Quizlet to showcase words I would be using during a financial literacy unit. I then used the words from the list to create a fun image of a piggy bank word cloud using Tagxedo. It would be very easy to help your students will vocabulary needs. *Quick tip* Tagxedo is not supported…

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BoomWriter

BoomWriter is a website geared to help students publish their work; the tool is geared to 2nd to 12th grade. With the click of a button you can search and find your school or create a new profile for your school. This FREE website, BoomWriter is a great way to easily get your students writing…

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Symbaloo – Setting Up and Adding a Tile

Check out my video on how to sign up and create a Symbaloo page for your students. Symabloo is used to bookmark websites, videos and documents for your students to easily access and safely use. The video is only about 4 minutes and 30 seconds, check it out now or view it when you are…

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Discussion Dice

Here is a great way to add verbal discourse and critical thinking questions into your school day. Print off these ‘Discussion Dice’ papers on my TPT page and then slip them into a plastic sheet protector or one of those hard plastic magazine holders. Put one at each of the students tables and read each…

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Book Recommendation

Want your students to recommend a book to their peer after they are done reading it? I made this great, quick and easy to use book recommendation form for the students to fill out and place on another students desk. Enjoy!   Book Recommendations  

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Square Writing Organizer

Students that need more of a visual organizer for their writing enjoy seeing their ideas organized. Try this organizer that I made for my students. TPT Writing Organizer Check out my TPT site to get some freebies and downloadable resources.

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Why writers write

A poster to talk with your students about why they write! To express thoughts To share experiences They love to write To communicate They want something To tell about important events To share their feelings To persuade To teach To ask questions

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Space, Airplane, Road, Ground, and Worm!

Here is a chart I created that shows the students the way they should be correctly writng their letters. Some letters go in the worm zone, some go up to the airplane line. However, no letter ever dares to go up to the Space Zone! =-) This is a great visual for the students. Grab…

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Scary Stations!

Here are some ideas for for a Halloween Party! Use Dry Ice to make a cool cauldron! Sight Word Bingo Match Pictures Writing center: Making Spiders Use parts of an egg carton, color black with a marker and add pipe cleaners and goggly eyes. Ghost Bowling: Cover bowling pins with fabric or tissue paper, add…

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Writing center ideas!

  Need some ideas for your Writing center in Kindergarten or First Grade? Students can choose from a variety of writing materials to practice writing letters, names or words. I have my students work on writing workshop stories (Lucy Calkins), theme related stories (season, events), and other writing activities ( letters, lists, puppet show/plays, greeting cards,…

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