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Figurative language anchor charts/posters/cards. alliteration • hyperbole • idioms • metaphors personification • onomatopoeia • similes

ELA & Math Word Wall Cards

Figurative language anchor charts/posters/cards. alliteration • hyperbole • idioms • metaphors personification • onomatopoeia • similes

Overused Words Reference Tool

This sheet is designed to help students choose new and improved words instead of overused words when writing and strengthening sentences. It is a useful tool to keep in your students' writing folders or make into a classroom poster. Thanks for looking! © 2015 Carrie Mayville. Hometown Happy Teach...

Opinion Writing - First Grade Centers and More

Opinion Writing

Teaching opinion writing can be a lot of fun in First Grade. Firsties have LOTS of opinions, and they love to share them! Here are a few ideas that have helped me to teach opinion writing to first graders. Start by teaching students how to write a topic sentence. I have found that having an anchor chart with sentence starters for students to refer to is super helpful. I like to create the chart in front of the students. It might look something like this: Once the chart is completed, hang it…

Books with Adjectives ~ Our favorite books for teaching about adjectives | This Reading Mama

Books with Adjectives - This Reading Mama

Books with Adjectives These are some of our favorite books with adjectives. Some of them are teaching books that explain adjectives and how you use them and others are books that have a good number of adjectives in them. My kids enjoy listening to me read them aloud. Afterwards, we sometimes do “adjective hunts”, looking ... Read More about Books with Adjectives

If you teach writing to K-5 learners, this book list has over 15 books to help you teach young writers all about the writing process.

Books that Teach About the Writing Process

If you teach writing to K-5 learners, this book list has over 15 books to help you teach young writers all about the writing process.

single page letter reversal poster at student's desk

Letter Reversal Posters {FREE} - This Reading Mama

Do you have a learner that is reversing those tricky lowercase letters? Then, download and display these Letter Reversal Posters! Letter reversals are common among young writers. Simply put, their inexperience with letters combined with letters that look an awful a lot alike make can make it difficult. Letter reversals can also be common with older ... Read More about Letter Reversal Posters {FREE}

Inventive spelling letter for parents! Hand this letter out at the beginning of the year to help parents understand the importance of inventive spelling in primary grades.

Inventive Spelling Freebie! - Susan Jones

Back-to-school night is tomorrow and I have soooo much to do to get ready! I thought I would share a quick freebie before I finish stressing out getting my ducks in a row for the big night! I don’t know about your BTS night, but ours is solely informational! No kids, no fun, no games, […]

FREE! Writing Picture Prompts~ These picture prompts naturally differentiate your writing center. Each page has key vocabulary to support kindergarten, first and second grade writers. These are a perfect addition to your work on writing center!

Writing Picture Prompts

FREE! Writing Picture Prompts~ These picture prompts naturally differentiate your writing center. Each page has key vocabulary to support kindergarten, first and second grade writers. These are a perfect addition to your work on writing center!

This FREE set of story writing templates supports emergent writers by scaffolding the story structure and encouraging detailed descriptions. Great for writing centers or literacy work!

Story Writing Ideas - Whimsy Workshop Teaching

This FREE set of story writing templates supports emergent writers by scaffolding the story structure and encouraging detailed descriptions. Great for writing centers or literacy work!

Here are 9 books that get kids writing in writers workshop. These mentor text…

9 Books that Get Kids Writing in Writers Workshop

Here are 9 books that get kids writing in writers workshop. These mentor text…

Look How I Have Grown!  Students reflect on their growth over the past year by writing and drawing about what they "know, understand, can do and are".  This is the perfect spring craft for your classroom.

Look How I Have Grown – Spring Craftivity

Look How I Have Grown! Students reflect on their growth over the past year by writing and drawing about what they "know, understand, can do and are". This is the perfect spring craft for your classroom.

Creative Writing 101: Point of View Retellings {3/12}. Use children's books to teach point of view and unreliable narrator.

The Literary Maven: Creative Writing 101: Point of View Retellings

Creative Writing 101: Point of View Retellings {3/12}. Use children's books to teach point of view and unreliable narrator.

FREEBIE! Star Student of the Week. There are activities for each day of the week and it is all laid out in detail on what to do each day! FREEBIE- Each student writes letter to star student to make a book for them as a keepsake!

Star Student of the Week & Freebie - A Spoonful of Learning

Super Star of the Week! One of my students favorite things during the week is when we get to learn about our Super Star Student of the Week! I decided to call them this because I have a star theme in my classroom. I do many activities during the week with the star student and […]

Valentine's I Love that I

Valentine's Day Classroom Activity

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Are you ready for it? Here is a fun, easy, and FREE Valentine's Day Activity for your classroom. It also makes a great growth mindset activity! I teach in a low-income school. Many of my kiddos don’t hear words of affirmation on a daily basis nor do they come to school with a positive self-worth. Even if they do have an excellent home life, I still don't think there is much self-reflection going on in children's lives. Develop Students' Growth…