Writing with Mentor Texts - The Friendly Teacher
I am beyond passionate about writing. I truly believe that writing is the corner stone to all thinking. Through writing children gain higher level thinking, use their creative talents, strengthen their reading and speaking abilities, and so on! Writing is POWERFUL! I have one rule in my classroom (okay well maybe more than one) but ... Read More about Writing with Mentor Texts
Opinion Piece - Persuasive Writing for 3rd - 6th Grade
This T-Chart Outline by The Teacher Next Door will help your students organize opinion piece/persuasive essays. The Opinion Piece Unit is loaded with 32 task cards, worksheets, a group project, homework, a game and more!
Hey Little Ant Extension Activity
The book "Hey Little Ant" by Philip and Hannah Hoose is a great one! I used it this quarter to teach about persuasive writing, friendly letter writing, AND integrity! It really got my class thinking about the difference between right and wrong and how their actions can have all kinds of reactions th...
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this is visual persuasion through an advertisement, its promoting for parents to take their children to mcdonald, it grabs a kids attention when they see it says a happy meal comes with a free toy persuading parents to take their kids to eat mcdonalds and grabs the kids attention for the free toy.
Better Words For...
I know there are a lot of charts and pages out there that show lists of better words students could use in their writing, but always thought there must be a more visually pleasing way to display them out there somewhere. During my university degree we took a tutorial at Varsity Lakes School (on the Gold Coast, Australia). While there I saw a great (and colourful!) way of displaying better vocabulary for students. I have to apologise for not remembering the teachers name to give kudos but it…