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Back to School Made Easy for Teachers | Sweet Integrations
Four Square Writing is similar to putting together a puzzle. Whether you're working a math problem, trying to understand a concept in science, or trying to solve a mystery, your brain sort of works in the same way. In this post, I share how I've used the four-square writing method to help my kids improve their writing.

Writing Resources

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One of my favorite winter read alouds is Brave Irene by William Steig. It's is a timeless classic, and it's the perfect mentor text for so many skills. In this post, I share teaching ideas you can use to make the most of this great title.

Writing Mentor Text Lessons

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Struggling with classroom craziness? There are times in the year where kids just can't help it. Well, I have the perfect book for you! Do Unto Otters by Laurie Keller is just what you need. In this post, I share with you lesson ideas that will take that wild crazy class back to the class of your dreams.
5 Ways To Run Writer's Workshop Like A Boss

Writing Lessons

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Back to School Made Easy for Elementary Teachers - Hillary's Teaching Adventures
What qualities illustrate voice in writing? Which book titles work best? Find out more in this article on teaching students about voice. Mentor texts and lesson ideas are shared within.
Writer's workshop leads to authentic learning. When children have a strong interest in their topic, they are more motivated to polish it. This post explains important details of the workshop model for writing.

Six Writing Traits

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Types of Sentences
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Check out this FREE Parts of Speech Craftivity!  Students identify whether the underlined word within each sentence is an adjective or an adverb, and then assemble the craftivity!

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Writing friendly letters is an important skill. Kids love communicating with family and friends with them. In this post, I share mentor texts and a great freebie.
Meet Letter Larry! This fun-packed unit was a HIT with my first graders :)
Friendly Letter Writing {everything you need!}

Friendly Letters

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One of my favorite winter read alouds is Brave Irene by William Steig. It's is a timeless classic, and it's the perfect mentor text for so many skills. In this post, I share teaching ideas you can use to make the most of this great title. Writing Mentor Texts, Writing Traits, Writing Lessons, Four Square Writing, Winter Read Alouds, Winter Reads, Shared Writing, Upper Elementary, Timeless Classic
5 Ways to Use Brave Irene by William Steig as a Mentor Text in Upper Elementary
One of my favorite winter read alouds is Brave Irene by William Steig. It's is a timeless classic, and it's the perfect mentor text for so many skills. In this post, I share teaching ideas you can use to make the most of this great title.
Struggling with classroom craziness? There are times in the year where kids just can't help it. Well, I have the perfect book for you! Do Unto Otters by Laurie Keller is just what you need. In this post, I share with you lesson ideas that will take that wild crazy class back to the class of your dreams. Essay Writing, Describing Words, Writing Checklist, Sentence Starters, Myself Essay
Do Unto Otters, the Perfect Book for Teaching about Manners
Struggling with classroom craziness? There are times in the year where kids just can't help it. Well, I have the perfect book for you! Do Unto Otters by Laurie Keller is just what you need. In this post, I share with you lesson ideas that will take that wild crazy class back to the class of your dreams.
The reading-writing connection is significant in a student's literacy development. For many students, writing is a REAL struggle. In this post, suggestions of classroom routines that will help you and your students are shared. Writing Skills, I Love Reading, Reading Writing, Classroom Routines, Writing Instruction
Daily Routines That Build A Love Of Writing
The reading-writing connection is significant in a student's literacy development. For many students, writing is a REAL struggle. In this post, suggestions of classroom routines that will help you and your students are shared.
Writing friendly letters is an important skill. Kids love communicating with family and friends with them. In this post, I share mentor texts and a great freebie. Friendly Letter Writing, Emergent Readers, Word Study, Reading Comprehension
How to Teach Friendly Letter Writing in First Grade
Writing friendly letters is an important skill. Kids love communicating with family and friends with them. In this post, I share mentor texts and a great freebie.
Have you been interested in exploring a readers workshop model for your language arts block, but feel like you need to understand a little more about it? The workshop model keeps the reader and writer in mind, emphasizes choices, and employs more partner and small group learning. This post explains it all. Reading Instruction, Readers Workshop
How to Implement a Readers Workshop Model
Have you been interested in exploring a readers workshop model for your language arts block, but feel like you need to understand a little more about it? The workshop model keeps the reader and writer in mind, emphasizes choices, and employs more partner and small group learning. This post explains it all.
5 Ways To Run Writer's Workshop Like A Boss Upper Elementary Writing, Elementary Writing Activities, 5th Grade Writing, Elementary Ela, Kindergarten Writing, Teaching Writing, Teaching Ideas, Primary Writing, Kindergarten Lessons
5 Ways To Run Writer's Workshop Like A Boss
5 Ways To Run Writer's Workshop Like A Boss
Students often struggle to come up with writing ideas let alone organize them. In this post, I share tips on how using the Four Square Writing Method can help your students organize their ideas and develop well written papers. Check it out to learn more. Writing Plan, Writing Ideas, Creative Writing, Spelling Words List, Grade Spelling, Reading Comprehension Activities, Reading Resources, Classroom Resources
How To Effectively Use The Four Square Writing Method In Elementary
Students often struggle to come up with writing ideas let alone organize them. In this post, I share tips on how using the Four Square Writing Method can help your students organize their ideas and develop well written papers. Check it out to learn more.
Become A Memoir Writing Pro Following These Simple Steps Writing Genres, Memoir Writing, Math Lessons, Touching Books, Eve Bunting
Become a Memoir Writing Pro following these Simple Steps
Become A Memoir Writing Pro Following These Simple Steps
Hedgie Blasts Off! Book Activities Nonfiction Anchor Chart, Story Retell, Making Connections, Fiction And Nonfiction
Comprehension Connection-Literacy Tips & Resources For Elementary Teachers
Hedgie Blasts Off! Book Activities
Studying memoirs can be very interesting to children (and to teachers). They can connect our lives to the past through the mentor texts that we share. This post features Memoirs of a Goldfish as a mentor texts for writing. It includes free resources for reading as well. Art Lessons, Freedom Summer, Faith Ringgold
3 Simple Tips For Memoir Writing With Memoirs Of A Goldfish
I Wanna Iguana Teaching Unit
Carla Fedeler | Comprehension Connection| Literacy Resources
Carla Fedeler | Comprehension Connection| Literacy Resources
One of the best ways to help students improve word choice and grow as writers is to surround them with quality writing. Books that model the specific writing skill or style we're wanting our students to practice make the best mentor texts. For this post, I've chosen to highlight one of Julia Cook's books, My Mouth is a Volcano. Julia's books are often metaphorical, and for this lesson, my focus will be on word choice. This post explains the lesson and includes free resources. Mentor Sentences, Descriptive Writing, Student Teaching
Expand Word Choice with My Mouth is a Volcano
One of the best ways to help students improve word choice and grow as writers is to surround them with quality writing. Books that model the specific writing skill or style we're wanting our students to practice make the best mentor texts. For this post, I've chosen to highlight one of Julia Cook's books, My Mouth is a Volcano. Julia's books are often metaphorical, and for this lesson, my focus will be on word choice. This post explains the lesson and includes free resources.
Back to School Made Easy for Teachers | Sweet Integrations Back To School Night, The New School, New School Year, Scramble Words, Digital Writing
Back to School Made Easy for Teachers
Back to School Made Easy for Teachers | Sweet Integrations
How to Use Sentence Sorts to Improve Writing Skills | The Craft Of Teaching 6 Traits Of Writing, Writing Complete Sentences, Run On Sentences, Sentence Writing, Student Writing, Improve Writing Skills
How to Use Sentence Sorts to Improve Writing Skills - The Craft Of Teaching
How to Use Sentence Sorts to Improve Writing Skills | The Craft Of Teaching
Back to School Made Easy for Elementary Teachers - Hillary's Teaching Adventures Staar Writing, Writing Test, Writing Bundle, Daily Writing
Back to School Made Easy for Elementary Teachers - Hillary's Teaching Adventures
Back to School Made Easy for Elementary Teachers - Hillary's Teaching Adventures
What qualities illustrate voice in writing? Which book titles work best? Find out more in this article on teaching students about voice. Mentor texts and lesson ideas are shared within. Six Trait Writing, Six Traits, Personal Narrative Writing
Teaching Voice With 3 Excellent Mentor Texts
What qualities illustrate voice in writing? Which book titles work best? Find out more in this article on teaching students about voice. Mentor texts and lesson ideas are shared within.
Developing voice in student writing is best done using mentor texts that students can imitate. In this post, you'll find book recommendations you can use and how to use them. Writing Voice, Writing Poetry, Persuasive Letter
Five Of The Best Mentor Texts For Developing Voice
Developing voice in student writing is best done using mentor texts that students can imitate. In this post, you'll find book recommendations you can use and how to use them.
Writer's workshop leads to authentic learning. When children have a strong interest in their topic, they are more motivated to polish it. This post explains important details of the workshop model for writing. Writing Support, Writer Workshop
5 Ways To Run Writer's Workshop Like A Boss
Writer's workshop leads to authentic learning. When children have a strong interest in their topic, they are more motivated to polish it. This post explains important details of the workshop model for writing.
This post explains the four square writing method using the book, Brave Irene. Examples walk you through step-by-step to help you model for your students. Check out this post to learn more. Student Plan, Math Problems
This post explains the four square writing method using the book, Brave Irene. Examples walk you through step-by-step to help you model for your students. Check out this post to learn more.
This post features the book, My Mouth is a Volcano, by Julia Cook for teaching word choice. It includes a free lesson.
This post features the book, My Mouth is a Volcano, by Julia Cook for teaching word choice. It includes a free lesson.
Writing instruction using the Six Writing Traits builds consistency. This post focuses on using writing traits in the primary grades. Writing Conventions, Enjoy Writing
How To Use The 6 Writing Traits For The Primary Grades
Writing instruction using the Six Writing Traits builds consistency. This post focuses on using writing traits in the primary grades.
Writer's workshop leads to authentic learning. When children have a strong interest in their topic, they are more motivated to polish it. This post explains important details of the workshop model for writing.
5 Ways To Run Writer's Workshop Like A Boss
Writer's workshop leads to authentic learning. When children have a strong interest in their topic, they are more motivated to polish it. This post explains important details of the workshop model for writing.
The reading-writing connection is real and very important. We want our students to see books through the lens of both reading and author. By analyzing quality texts, we see writing skills improve. This post offers tips and highlights from the book Readers are Writers and Writers are Readers by Lester Laminak. Book Reader, Comprehension
The Reading-Writing Connection Made Easy
The reading-writing connection is real and very important. We want our students to see books through the lens of both reading and author. By analyzing quality texts, we see writing skills improve. This post offers tips and highlights from the book Readers are Writers and Writers are Readers by Lester Laminak.
Four Square Writing is similar to putting together a puzzle. Whether you're working a math problem, trying to understand a concept in science, or trying to solve a mystery, your brain sort of works in the same way.  In this post, I share how I've used the four-square writing method to help my kids improve their writing.
How To Effectively Use The Four Square Writing Method In Elementary
Four Square Writing is similar to putting together a puzzle. Whether you're working a math problem, trying to understand a concept in science, or trying to solve a mystery, your brain sort of works in the same way. In this post, I share how I've used the four-square writing method to help my kids improve their writing.
Four Square Writing is similar to putting together a puzzle. Whether you're working a math problem, trying to understand a concept in science, or trying to solve a mystery, your brain sort of works in the same way.  In this post, I share how I've used the four-square writing method to help my kids improve their writing. Connecting Words
How To Effectively Use The Four Square Writing Method In Elementary
Four Square Writing is similar to putting together a puzzle. Whether you're working a math problem, trying to understand a concept in science, or trying to solve a mystery, your brain sort of works in the same way. In this post, I share how I've used the four-square writing method to help my kids improve their writing.
Meet Letter Larry! This fun-packed unit was a HIT with my first graders :) Primary Teaching, Teaching Literacy, Classroom Activities, Fun Activities, Classroom Charts, Classroom Ideas
Beyond the Beanstalk
Meet Letter Larry! This fun-packed unit was a HIT with my first graders :)
Friendly Letter Writing {everything you need!} Homeschool Writing, Homeschooling, Writing Lesson Plans
Organized Chaos
Friendly Letter Writing {everything you need!}
Freebie: Friendly letters - includes "parts of a letter" anchor chart/graphic. Click the link and scroll down the page to find it. Writing School, Ela Writing, First Grade Writing, Work On Writing, Opinion Writing, Writing Workshop
De-Liver De-Letter!! (First Grade Wow)
Freebie: Friendly letters - includes "parts of a letter" anchor chart/graphic. Click the link and scroll down the page to find it.
Friendly Letter Writing Pack with Anchor Charts, samples, centers, homework, etc.
Friendly Letter Writing Pack
Friendly Letter Writing Pack with Anchor Charts, samples, centers, homework, etc.