Overused Words Reference Tool
This sheet is designed to help students choose new and improved words instead of overused words when writing and strengthening sentences. It is a useful tool to keep in your students' writing folders or make into a classroom poster. Thanks for looking! © 2015 Carrie Mayville. Hometown Happy Teach...
Writing Posters: Informative, Narrative, & Opinion
Freebie! These writing anchor charts are great for Common Core writing assignments. Included are: ~3 Colored Posters ~3 Black and White Posters ~A Quick Reference Page (great for student writing folders) You might also like: Back to School Activity Pack ~ Getting to Know You My Summer ~ A Wr...
Start A Fire
I have to be honest. Teaching writing is tough. Each year, I set out to build a community of writers, and it is no easy task. One of the toughest things for my students is writing endings. They always start out with catchy beginnings only to get bogged down and just stop at the end. …
Step-by-Step Writing Program with Interactive Notebooks | Rockin Resources
This Step-by-Step Writing Program will guide you through a year of writing lessons on paragraph writing, narrative writing, opinion writing, and informative writing. It is a COMPLETE writing workshop with step-by-step mini lessons using a scaffolding approach. This gives students a thorough understanding of how to effectively use the writing process and build from basic sentence structure to a polished essay. Students are engaged and excited to write!
Many of you were wanting more information on Mentor Sentences (warning there aren't many pictures in the post). I guess let me first defi...
Weekly Writing Homework
This is an unconventional homework set that is meant to help the whole child. There are 25 activities that focus on activities outside of typical academic ones that students should engage in while at home. There are activities to get them moving, thinking math, reading, spending time with their fa...
Help for Struggling Writers and a Giveaway!
We recently completed our unit on Essay Writing, and for the most part it was successful! The objective of this unit was for students to understand and use a 4-paragraph organizational structure to support their opinion on a "big idea." You know....Common Core stuff. I also wanted students to use this structure to write several essays, so that they had enough practice to become fluent essay writers. This happened....with about 98% of my third graders. The "essay" organizational structure is…
Lots of time kids don't know where to begin writing. These prompts for expository writing will be very useful.
Paragraph of the Week | Paragraph Writing Practice | Google Classroom FREE
FREEBIE!!! Help your students write better paragraphs with "Paragraph of the Week" writing homework and literacy centers! Narrative, Informational, and Persuasive
Free Writing Worksheets and Resources
Writing is one of the most valuable skills a student will learn. Use these writing freebies and resources to help students learn different writing styles.