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We have been learning about “Small Moment” stories during writers workshop. We used a watermelon chart to help us understand how to pick a “small moment” to write about.

Use this opinion template to allow your students to gain an understanding of the opinion writing structure. How I used it:I had my students use this as their rough draft. It was a great way for them to learn the transition words.

Use this opinion template to allow your students to gain an understanding of the opinion writing structure. How I used it: I had my students use this as their rough draft. It was a great way for them to learn the transition words.

Writing good paragraphs is an essential skill, and one that takes time and effort to master. But it doesn’t have to be hard. Here is a time-tested method for getting your students to write better paragraphs. #paragraphoftheweek #paragraphwriting

The Best Way to Get Your Students to Write Great Paragraphs

Writing good paragraphs is an essential skill, and one that takes time and effort to master. But it doesn’t have to be hard. Here is a time-tested method for getting your students to write better paragraphs.

YoungTeacherLove: Writing seed vs. watermelon stories for personal narratives FREE poster!!!!

Watermelon and Seed Ideas Narrative Writing Small Moments FREE Printable Poster- Young Teacher Love by Kristine Nannini

I have fallen in love with mentor texts and my 1st grade friends love having ‘real’ models to follow when writing.

Narrative Writing Mentor Texts

If you're looking for great mentor text lesson ideas for Narrative Writing in the primary grades, this post by The Brown Bag Teacher includes great book selections and lesson ideas.

~*~ Apples of Your Eye! ~*~: The Basics of Writer's Workshop

Writer's Workshop: The Basics of Writer's Anchor Chart for Writer’s Workshop. Cunningham on page describes the process of Writer’s Workshop. This is a visual representation of what this section suggests.

Personal Narratives Anchor Chart

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personal narratives - pinning as an idea for creating anchor charts for student projects in upper grades. I give my middle and high school students handout after handout, but having a chart like this might be helpful. by kendra

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writing, narrative writing, Good anchor chart for descriptions for feelings. Great to emphasize for narrative writing and making interesting word choices. Perfect for teaching Show, Not Tell.

Paragraph writing can be tough to teach. Read about how this teacher teaches paragraph structure in upper elementary. I LOVE the freebie!!

How to Teach Paragraph Writing: Paragraph Structure

Graphic Organizers for Personal Narratives | Scholastic.com

Graphic Organizers for Personal Narratives. It helps make planning and writing narratives that are focused, sequential, and interesting a bit easier for my students.

Think "F.O.D." for personal narrative ideas (First, Only, & Different). Blog post from The Thinker Builder.

Personal Narratives: What a FOD Idea! Such a simple way to help kiddos write personal narratives!

Teaching and Tapas: 2nd Grade in Spain: Anchor Charts: Reading and Writing Goals

Teaching and Tapas: Grade in Spain: Anchor Charts: Reading and Writing Goals. I like the setup and Velcro but I'd need different goals.

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