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6 Best Writing Lessons Ever

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Teachers, your students are walking into your classroom with a wide range of abilities. The lesson can be completed in several different ways depending on the developmental levels of your …

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Summer is the time to rest and reflect. These slides are designed to keep your student's writing skills sharp through a series of journal entries. Downloads June 2021 Grade K-8 …

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Students will be learning some of the important vocabulary words associated with opinion writing and sharing their opinions about their favorite season. They’ll use their thumbs up and thumbs down …

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Students will review the “NO GO” words, listen to several books about spring, and then write a poem using the “NO GO” words. Worms wiggle, flowers bloom, caterpillars crawl! How …

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Students are going to love this trip to the ocean in the text, Ocean Animals from Head to Tail by Stacey Roderick and Kwanchai Moriya. In this text, they’ll be …

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The literature connection for this lesson, Ten Things I Love About You by Daniel Kirk, says it all. Our youngest authors will learn to express themselves as they think about …

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K-1 Graphic Organizer First, examine the Narrative Writing Diamond used in grade 2 and beyond so that you can see the progression that your students will make as they move beyond …

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K-1 Graphic Organizer First, examine the Informational/Expository Pillar used in grade 2 and beyond so that you can see the progression that your students will make as they move beyond …

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Students will learn all about polar bears in this simple, informative text and then have the opportunity to respond to the text by writing several informational sentences. As always, sentence …

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Inspired by the book, The Hat, by Jan Brett, students will learn to share their opinion respectfully by choosing their favorite hat. This is a great time to discuss kindness …

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In this ancient and often told legend, hungry travelers concoct a plan to convince the townspeople to share a small amount of their food in order to make a meal …

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In this lesson, students will listen to the book, A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon and then decorate a face with a bad case of ...(their choice) and write a description …

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In this lesson students will recognize story proportions using the Simplified Narrative Diamond and create a "Stretched out Middle" using literature as a jumping off point. Lesson Format- PowerPoint Here …

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Living and Non-Living Things K-1 Lesson Students will learn about the difference between living and non-living things. Using the story pattern from the book, students will recreate their own page …

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In this lesson, students will do a little research about some of their favorite bugs. The lesson includes an embedded book video, plus several videos about bugs. It also includes …

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As our students are turning into young writers, we want to be able to add tools to their writing toolbox that they will be able to use for years to …

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Using this book 10 Things I Love About You by Daniel Kirk, students will identify emotions as indicated by the characters’ actions, expressions, and body language. They will begin to …

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Bring the winter season to life this January in your K-1 Classroom. Using this book in a book side by side pair will be the perfect addition to your lesson plans …

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Which kind of Hat do you prefer to wear in the winter? Bring opinion discussions and writing to your K-1 classroom this month! For more activities like this, see our Opinion …

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A favorite in classrooms everywhere, this month bring Stone Soup to your students with this stretching out the middle of the story activity. Downloads K-1 November 2019 Lesson of the …

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​Put a face on that pumpkin this October and discover what feelings look like in your K-1 classroom. Downloads K-1 October 2019 Lesson of the Month K-1 Student Page …

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Here is a great book to kick off your back to school activities in your K-1 classrooms! Every teacher needs this one in their library! Downloads K-1 Back to School …

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Bring fall into your K-1 classroom this September, with this creative book by Lois Ehlert. Downloads K-1 September 2019 Lesson of the Month Summarizing Framework Student Pages Student Page …

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This month, EW is here to help you check off some of those summer lists to help ensure your K-1 classroom is ready to go come August. By adding a …

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This May, let’s make memories that students can take with them and keep forever. This is a cute new idea on how to make a memory book of friends for …

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This month, the K-2 book is brought to you from space! Enjoy this fun story read by astronaut Scott Kelly. Your students will love how this book comes to life …

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This month, engage your littles with this fun lesson on how their leprechaun escaped the trap! Using the No-Go words from Empowering Writers, your students will use powerful vocabulary with …

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Let’s start this month off by spreading a little love and kindness to those around us! This adorable book is sure to be a hit with your little sweeties while teaching us that it’s ok to be different and that everyone is uniquely loveable. See this video from K-1 Elaborative Detail Princess piece Downloads Grades …

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Burr it’s cold outside! Animals all around are scurrying to find a warm place to hide. Here is a great lesson using one of our all-time favorite read alouds, The Mitten by …

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December is such a fun time of year in the K-1 classroom! Here is a great lesson on using descriptive adjectives in your students’ opinion writing! Downloads K-1 December Lesson …

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