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Mustaches seem to be a big hit with kids right now! My own 5th grade daughter used the campaign slogan “I ‘MUSTACHE’ you to vote for me for President!” to win her spot on student council. For
If you’re one of the thousands who made the BIOGRAPHY LAPBOOK a best-selling item, you’ll love this one, too!
Designed with third and fourth graders in mind, this animals resource includes materials for
Here are 24 thought-provoking prompts to jump-start persuasive writing. The Common Core standards put a strong emphasis on persuasive writing skills. These prompts allow students to experiment with a variety of types of writing with a common purpose.
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**This unit has been updated as of 10/7/16 to include full size anchor charts. If you are using a Writing Binder instead of or in addition to a Writing Notebook, this is perfect for you! Please note that there is intentional space in the left margins of the charts for hole punching without interrupt
Use this resource with or without my PowerPoint to guide your students through the pre-writing and draft stages of Narrative Writing.
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Editing writing will be a joy for your students with Edit Writing with COPS! It is an engaging, effective way for students to remember to edit their writing! “Patrol Your Writing with COPS!”
May easily be used for: self, peer, or teacher editing.
I post these on my Writing Focus Wall and the stude
One of my students' favorite animals to research would have to be penguins. Among other facts, they are always amazed to find that not all penguins live in cold climates. This little writing mini provides resources for students across grade levels. Whether you are writing simple paragraphs or five pa
This seasons writing prompts bundle includes 60 writing prompts to get students thinking and writing about the changes that occur with the seasons. For each season, there are 5 writing prompts for each of the following categories: opinion writing, informative/explanatory writing, and narrative writi
This lesson and method is broken down so well. You will be able to quickly help your students write a clear paragraph, giving them full understanding of the parts of a paragraph. Included along with my explanations are a blank single paragraph outline template and a visual diagram page for those visu
For black history month, have students research a famous African American and use that research to create an essay, map, and timeline! This black history month project includes:
-a graphic organizer to help students research their African American
-a rough draft writing paper to scaffold students a
This is one of the first lessons I use when I introduce the personal narrative genre of writing.
This packet includes:
- two posters explaining the difference between a watermelon story and a seed story
- a 2-sided worksheet with 20 items where students read a topic idea, and they must determine wh
This is a three week Common Core Aligned persuasive/opinion writing unit that covers letter writing, nonfiction writing, and a book talk. The focus is OREO writing; opinion, reasoning, examples, and opinion. This unit includes minilessons, materials, internet resources, posters, graphic organizers,
This monthly themed writing prompts resource includes 180 writing prompts covering topics related to the 12 months of the year. Each month includes 15 prompts (5 opinion, 5 explanatory, 5 narrative).
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This is aligned with 3rd grade common core, but may
This fun set of includes kids with oversized pencils, kids writing at desks, holding paper, and more.
You will receive 33 high-quality image files, which includes 17 color images and16 black & white images in format. All clip art images are 300dpi for better scaling and printing.
This unit covers ELA and Science standards. Students will collect data about sharks and whales and make educated opinions about which they think is better the shark or the whale. I completed this unit with my kindergarteners, however I feel like this uni
This writing prompts resource includes 45 school themed writing prompts covering the topics Back to School, 100th Day of School, and End of Year. Each topic includes 15 prompts (5 opinion, 5 informative/explanatory, 5 narrative).
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This is aligned with 3rd gr
All About Me: (Beginning of the Year Mini Unit): 3D Balloon Craft: 14 pages: This craft will make your classroom colorful by hanging this on your ceiling. This mini packet will help you get to know a little about your little ones while keeping them occupied on the first day/s of school. Fun to do, ea
Included are five different opinion writing prompts. These lessons will help your students find success in writing opinion paragraphs, letters and essays.
These lessons are designed so that you follow the gradual release of responsibility model. Each lesson can be used, with that model in mind.
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This 124 page unit has everything you need to teach about magnets! Please download the preview to see all that is included.
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A Year of How to...Writing includes 54 how to...topics. Writing events in sequential order and teaching others how we do things is such a fun way to develop strong writing s
This holiday activities writing prompts resource includes 195 holiday writing prompts covering the topics listed below. Each holiday writing topic includes 15 prompts (5 opinion, 5 explanatory, 5 narrative).
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2. Cinco de Mayo
3. Earth D
These ready-to-use pages are an effective way to provide your students with regular paragraph writing practice. They can be used with teacher support while your students are learning how to write paragraphs and independently once they have mastered the basic. Here is what's included:
**Revised March 2014: I've included a "double-stuffed" version to go with the "triple-stuffed"! Also, some people requested "examples" to be changed to "evidence." You now get 4 graphic organizers to better fit your needs!
Use this graphic organizer to have students plan out an opinion writing piece
WOW - read the reviews!! One of my best selling units!! Using STEPPED OUT writing processes, teach your students HOW TO WRITE to meet the requirements of the C.C.S.S. writing standards. This product provides you with the tools necessary to teach the process of narrative, opinion, and informative/e
This unit is great for teaching students how to write a research report for the first time. It includes:
-advice for planning a research report
-mini-anchor charts showing parts of a research report
-a sample research report
-information on how to do bibliographies
-a research re
This is a four week informative/explanatory unit that covers the common core standard of writing information/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. This 21 page unit takes the students through three writing pieces (How-To, The Most Important Thing Writing, and
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Persuasive writing made easy!! Graphic organizers, posters, success criteria checklists, Mentor Text suggestions and more!!
Graphic Organizers supports differentiation through 1-5 paragraph format.
Lucy Calkins inspired writing templates to use when teaching your unit on Information Writing.
These Non Fiction Writing templates are easy to use!
Over 15 pages to choose from.
Your students will love the choice they have when publishing their FINAL piece of Informational writing.
This set includes 23 scaffolded Expository Writing / Informative Writing Graphic Organizers for grades K-6. These organizers work with ANY INFORMATIVE PROMPT! They have been created for each grade level individually to meet the requirements of the Common Core State Standards by following a “Top Hat
It's the end of the year, so wrap up the school year with one final structured writing activity before sending them out your door to the next grade level! This resource provides materials for students to create an End of the Year Lapbook, which serves as an all-in-one memory book, k
Free resource! Please be kind enough to leave feedback when downloading a free product! There are 10 Graphic Organizers helpful for writing paragraphs and essays. It is based on brainstorming 3 topics, ideas or details or as I call it- the power of 3!
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This end of year writing prompts resource includes 15 end of year writing prompts to get students thinking and writing about their experiences during the school year and issues that directly affect them. There are 5 writing prompts for each of the following categories: opinion writing, informative/e
This human body resource provides materials for students to create a Human Body Systems Lapbook.
Designed with second through fifth graders in mind, this human body systems resource includes materials for students to use while conducting research about the human body's major syste
This writing packet includes:
If you have students who have organizational issues, this is the tool for you. It can serve other purposed such as a tactile-kinesthetic approach to enforcing story elements.
Included in this packet are:
-Directions for making writing wallets
This compare and contrast essay writing resources provides scaffolding so students can successfully write a short paper comparing and contrasting a topic of their choice.
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This BIOMES resource provides materials for students to create an Biomes Lapbook.
Designed with third through sixth graders in mind, this BIOMES resource includes materials for students to use while conducting research on biomes using informational texts, as well
Transition Words and Phrases is an excellent writing tool for any grade level. It is perfect for teaching students word choice and paragraphing. The item contains 11 categories of transition words and phrases as well as a one-page transition word reference sheet for students to use while writing.
**UPDATE 4/2015: Now included are bigger cards for each topics. Please feel free to cut these cards out and put on a ring; make a bigger poster; use separately on a pocket chart; etc.
This PDF file includes 36 ideas for when you hear students ask, "what should I write about?" Print this poster and h
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This is a year long writing unit to help you teach your students creative writing or story writing. This pack includes anchor charts, story journals, topic cards
This persuasive writing unit (with Common Core standards) focuses on text features, mentor texts and graphic organizers to connect writing skills with texts. A perfect addition to your Author Study! Using a popular new picture book (The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers), this u
This is a complete unit for teaching persuasive or opinion writing. I can't imagine you'll need anything else. I've included everything I use to teach this in my classroom.
*Complete, elaborated, fully-developed and classroom-tested lesson plans for 4 weeks. (Connect, Teach, Active Engagement, Link
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This unit covers ELA and Science standards. Students will collect data about insects and then make educated opinions ab
This packet includes resources for conducting a spider research project in your classroom! This project is centered around the following Common Core Standards:
2.W.7, 2.W.5, 2.RI.1, 2.RI.4, 2.RI.5, 2.RI.7, 2.RI.9
(I've aligned the project specifically to second grade standards, but it als
This 41 Page Pack includes everything you need to begin teaching paragraphs to primary grades!
This pack includes…
Posters explaining each part of a paragraph (2 different styles)
Worksheet for topic sentence, closing sentence, and details
Editing Practice Worksheet
Paragraph mix-up game
Mammals ELA and SCIENCE
This unit covers ELA and Science standards. Students will collect data about mammals and then make educated opinions about what reptile they like the most. I chose to concentrate on three mammals: Tigers, Gorillas, and Elephants. I completed this unit with my kinderga
51 Persuasive and Opinion Writing Prompts to get your students excited and motivated to write!!
Included in this pack are 51 fun and interesting child friendly prompts that your students will LOVE to write about. It is a fantastic when used as a morning writing activity or early finisher book!
Biography reports would be great to use for Black History, President's Day, Women's History, ect. It includes 3 bio reports, 2 lessons, list of names for students to research, and a rubric.
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First Day Jitters is a wonderful story to read the first day of school. It has a great surprise ending! We created this unit because we love using this story so much!
This unit contains:
1. Table of Contents
2. Vocabulary Cards
3. Story Map
4. Summary Page
5. Character Map
6. Character Traits Page
This unit includes over thirty five writing prompts to help welcome your students back to a great school year!
- 35 Back to School-themed writing prompts on cards for your Writing Center
- 35 Back to School-themed writing prompts on a cut-out template to be glued into a student's Writ
Opinion writing is a major emphasis of the Common Core Standards. How can we help our students with this genre of writing? By providing them with good models. Here are 12 opinion pieces on the best types of pets (4 on dogs, 4 on cats, and 4 on fish). Each set has 4 levels of writing (1 scoop, 2 s