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R.A.C.E. to Answer With Evidence - Writing Strategies by 5th Grade Insanity

R.A.C.E. is an excellent strategy for teaching students how to support written answers with text evidence. Included in this product: 4 posters explaining each step of of RACE with example 9 sentence starters for providing evidence Student reference sheet for their binder with the above information Full-sized worksheet for student practice Half-sized worksheet for student practice For digital worksheets (Google Slides) for scaffolding student responses, see my Digital RACE Response Sheets…

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This is part of the free editing set from First Grade Wow. For kindergarten, I use it to show what they can do (smiley face in the check box) and what their newest personal challenge is (I highlight the check box). They keep it in their writing folders. It helps differentiate learning and gives each student focus. There are many other useful pages in the packet, too. All free!

Hello Everyone! I love helping first graders express themselves through writing. For me, the first semester of first grade is all about creating a safe environment for them to feel comfortable putting their thoughts down on paper. We work on all the different ways to incorporate written expression into our day. I just love when one of my little would rather write than do anything else! Well we are now all about making our great writing even better...That means editing. I don't know about…

Welcome 2015 and....Opinion Writing | First Grade Wow | Bloglovin’

Hello Everyone!! Happy New year to all of you! The end of 2015 and the beginning of 2016 have been very emotional for me. We started off our winter break visiting my son, Jordan in Indiana. He has m

free personal narrative writing rubric for teaching writing in first, second, and third grade

Teaching writing DOESN'T have to be complicated! With these simple strategies, you can improve students' writing without having to work so hard.

7 Basic Writing Lessons Every Teacher Should Teach

Analyzing writing curriculums, planning writing workshop and teaching writing lessons can be overwhelming. You might think, how am I going to fit everything in and produce successful writers? Where do I start? What skills do they need? This post will share the 7 BASIC WRITING LESSONS that every teacher should teach! With this basic knowledge, students will be able to perform other writing assignments more effectively. The following skills are not only effective in upper elementary, they are…

How to Excel on Writing Prompts with the 4 Square Writing Plan

We are gearing up for the writing portion of the Virginia Standards of Learning Test. In Virginia, we test students in fifth grade, but every grade level is important. Students need a writing routine in order to be prepared. In this post, I thought I’d share how I’m helping my students with a writing process. …

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32 digital task cards feature short nonfiction texts that give students practice identifying or explaining the text structures of cause and effect, compare and contrast, description, problem and solution, and sequence.
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A demo of the Weekly Paragraph Writing. This video breaks each day into small chunks,😍 and each page has reminder notes for the students to write strong paragraphs successfully.
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