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Crystal Cathey
Fantastic First Grade Froggies: Writing Center Word Lists (Word Wall on Rings) Writing Lessons, Writing Resources, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities, Writing Ideas, Writing Services, Work On Writing, Writing Centers, Writing Station


I just love Sundays that are attached to a 3-day weekend. We have had a great weekend and we still have one day to go. One of the great things about living in northern California is the weather. It always seems that January is beautiful here, sure we get rain but we often get sunny and mid 60's. That kind of weather is great when it fall onto a 3-day weekend. We were able to get a hike in, ride bikes and play at the park. Lots of fun! I also finished my monthly writing center word lists…

teaching writing centers first grade tips more for and 6 6 Tips for Teaching First Grade Writing First Grade Centers and MoreYou can find Writing lessons and more on our website Writing Lessons, Teaching Writing, Writing Skills, Writing Activities, Writing Tips, Teaching Tips, Grammar Lessons, Piano Lessons, First Grade Activities

6 Tips for Teaching First Grade Writing

#1- Write in front of the kids daily- I know for many of us the thought of writing in front of the kids is terrifying! Most of us weren’t English majors, and I think it brings back memories of red ink when we were kids. I, for one, am the queen of run-on sentences. Also, I LOVE commas and exclamation marks!!! I am sure all my “Grammar” friends are cringing right now as they read this! But here is the truth, they are 6 and 7 years old! We have tons of writing knowledge to share with them…

Create sentences on different color paper. The student puts the sentences in the correct order, then records the sentence colors the circle beside the sentence to show which sentence he created. FREE printable for "Mixed Up Sentences" 1st Grade Writing, Work On Writing, Sentence Writing, First Grade Reading, Kindergarten Literacy, Writing Workshop, Teaching Writing, Writing Process, Language Activities

Mixed Up Sentences

This post is about one of my absolute favorite reading + writing activities. I know it's been done before in a ton of different ways and has been given various titles, but I just call it 'Mixed Up...

Daily 5 - Work On Writing Daily 5 Writing, Daily 5 Reading, Work On Writing, Writing Lessons, Teaching Writing, Guided Reading, Writing Centers, Teaching Tools, Writing Papers

Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations

The Sisters recommend launching the next component of Daily 5 after students have built stamina for a certain number of minutes. Intermediate students is 12-14 minutes Primary is 10-12 minutes Kindergarten is 7-8 minutes Just remember EVERY CLASS IS DIFFERENT. This couldn't be a truer statement. Each class is unique. You will definitely KNOW when your students are ready to move on. Please do not rush them. I used to introduce Work on Writing last because my students always struggled in this…

FREE from One Extra Degree on TpT. This file was made to complement my Writing on Target bundle. but it can be used independently. Use it as a checklist. Add it to a writing cent. Kindergarten Writing, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities, Teaching Resources, Literacy, Teaching Ideas, Classroom Posters, School Classroom, Classroom Ideas

Top Quality Target- Writing FREEBIE

This file was made to complement my Writing on Target bundle... but it can be used independently. Use it as a checklist. Add it to a writing center. The sky is the limit! ENJOY! Amanda Nickerson (One Extra Degree) Freebie Offered under Scrappin' Doodles License #TPT47822...

Word Wall Back to School Kindergarten Classroom Decor, Kindergarten Writing, Teaching Writing, Teaching Tools, Teaching English, Literacy, Beginning Of The School Year, Back To School, Word Work Centers

School Word Wall FREE

School Word Wall FREE** Australian and American spelling included **About this book:This packet contains:- a word list to go inside a student binder or inside a file-folder- large classroom word wall cards (optional background: color or white)- thematic word work pages- blank pages for you to write ...

This is an awesome writing idea! Great way to get parents involved in classroom learning. The Primary Techie: Family Response Journals with a FREEBIE 1st Grade Writing, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities, Teaching Tools, Teaching Resources, Letter Writing, Writing Ideas, Teaching Ideas, Creative Writing

Family Response Journals with a FREEBIE

I am so happy to have finished making my Family Response Journals! We use these every week. The kids and parents just love them! These jo...

Kindergarten & First Grade Fever!: "Superb Writers" in First Grade! Second Grade Writing, 2nd Grade Ela, 2nd Grade Classroom, 2nd Grade Reading, Classroom Fun, Grade 2, Kindergarten Writing, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities

"Superb Writers" in First Grade!

Hey bloggin' friends! I am sharing my love of the written word as a part of the Superb Writers’ Blogathon. In partnership with Grammarly gra...

Essay questions for sat A list of 10 sample SAT essay topics for you to practice your essay writing skills on. Work On Writing, Opinion Writing, Persuasive Writing, Creative Writing, Informational Writing, Start Writing, Kindergarten Writing, Teaching Writing, Student Teaching

Opinion Writing Playground FREEBIE

The topic for this opinion writing page is "playground activities." These opinion writing activities are great to put in a writing center for students to choose which pictures to use to give their opinions about. This includes a title page and 1 page containing picture choices of two playground acti...

Projects and Polkadots in First - opinion writing (grade 3 art spring) 1st Grade Writing, Work On Writing, First Grade Reading, Opinion Writing, Persuasive Writing, Kindergarten Writing, Writing Workshop, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities

Is it a duck or a rabbit?!? FREEBIE

I've been doing this little project for a couple of years now and realized I've never posted anything about it! This fun book shows 2 different possibilities.... the animal as a duck AND as a rabbit. My kids loved forming opinions about this as I read it aloud. After reading the book, I had my kids create a fun little project based on the book. Grab a copy of the duck/rabbit heads here Grab a copy of the writing paper here FYI: The duck/rabbit heads and writing paper font turned out grey…

First Grade Writing Folder - includes Editing Checklist, Word Banks (commonly used words, and student words), and first 300 fry words! First Grade Writing, Teaching First Grade, First Grade Classroom, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities, Student Learning, Student Writing Folders, Work On Writing, Writing Process

Writing Folder with Digital Option - Distance Learning

This Writing Folder is such an important part of my day! My students learn how to use it during Writer's Workshop. We explore each part and practice using it. Then, little by little, I encourage them to start using the folder during the day anytime they are writing. I hope you find it useful too!

 Wheeler's First Grade Tidbits: Writing Workshop Fun! Writing Lessons, Teaching Writing, Student Teaching, Writing Activities, Writing Centers, Reading Centers, Writing Ideas, Teaching Ideas, Kindergarten Language Arts

Writing Workshop Fun!

We have just been pluggin' away at writing during our workshop time, and I must say that I am VERY pleased with the progress I've seen so f...

Duck or rabbit opinion writing Kindergarten Writing, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities, Teaching Ideas, Literacy, Opinion Writing, Persuasive Writing, Writing Sentences, Writing Rubrics

Duck? Rabbit? Oooh, I Have an Opinion! *FREEBIE!

Well, as the saying goes, opinions are like....well, you know,and EVERYONE has one. Everyone except first graders, that is. Okay, okay, they have opinions & lots of them, but mine seem to have a hard time distinguishing opinion from fact. I know a lot of grown ups that only know facts, as their opinions are fact for sure (ahem), but my little ones seem to have the same problem. We have been working on this for a while, and I still had some that just couldn't quite get it. Then, in stepped my…