Author's Purpose: 8 Steps Easy as Pie
I love teaching author's purpose...maybe it's the cozy PIE image it conjures up, or maybe it's the fact that for most kids, this is a concept that they "get" for the most part (with a little bit of explaining and some hands on practice). It's kind of the opposite of long division that way, if you know what I mean! Read more about Author's Purpose and how to teach it in this post by The Teacher Next Door.
Fairy Tale Writing in First Grade -
Fairy tale writing can be such a fun unit! Students love reading and writing their own fairy tales. Grab a pre-writing freebie to use with your students.
Goals, Rubrics, and Bears… Oh My!
Hello Again! Your eyes are not deceiving you--we are back again with a new post! This particular post is less about instructional charts, and more about the role of goal setting and rubrics in classrooms. Many schools and districts now look for students to have clear goals in each area of the day that students…
Poetry Activities that Inspire a Love of Poetry
Poetry activities for the classroom, including poem of the week ideas. Read these weekly poems in your classroom (don't forget to grab FREE poems!).
I like to begin the topic of story elements with character studies. After Fran shared the photos of Pete the Cat (nice job, Alicia!), I ...
Pie Corbett telling the Little Red Hen Story
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A+ The Little Red Hen: Story Maps
Here are 3 different versions of a story map for the folk tale, The Little Red Hen. I gave you the option of choosing the type of lines that would work best for your classroom. I also gave you the option of printing in color or black and white. Please download the free preview before purchasing a...
Popsicle Stick Little Red Hen - Kid Craft
So what are you waiting for? This Popsicle Stick Little Red Hen is waiting for you to make it! Follow our step-by-step tutorial by clicking through
Poetry Unit with Fun Lessons and Activities for Introducing Poetry
Exploring Poetry: Tools for Teaching Kids to Read and Understand Poetry is a 2-part poetry unit with lessons and activities for introducing poetic devices, analyzing poetry, and interpreting poetry. The first part of the poetry unit includes a collection of activities for introducing the basic eleme...
The Little Red Hen Story Map (SB12493)
A printable story map for the traditional story of The Little Red Hen. A great visual aid to help children recall and retell the story in their own words.
Little Red Hen - A Writing Journal
Use these two journals to reinforce sequencing and retelling of the classic tale, the Little Red Hen! There are two sets of pages for differentiation. One set has a word on the page for the children to trace over - great for making beginner writers successful. The second page has lines for the mo...