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Helping Our Students With Writing

Our writing station is one of my favorite places in the classroom! I love that the students work on SO many different skills with just one writing activity. I always use my Sentence Builder packs at our writing station, and vary the levels based on the students. Below are a TON of pictures to show…

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Writing Center Activities

I struggle with writing instruction in my classroom. Even my highest leveled students cannot come up with their own sentences. It is just so difficult to get them to come up with something on their own. They don’t struggle with the mechanics of writing (punctuation), they just have trouble writing for the simple sake of writing….

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Spelling/Vocab Activities & Writing SHOW-OFF Sentences!

Spelling packets for weekly homework can be a pretty boring, daunting task for our students. The 4th grade teachers I work with decided to spice it up a bit from now on and gave their students an option sheet. There are about 10 different options and each option has a point value. The students have…

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GIVE ME TEN – Writing HELP!

Last semester, our school had Cheryl Ware (author) visit our school. While visiting, she was kind enough to meet with each grade level and do a presentation on writing. Lucky for me, she was giving her presentations in my room! I learned lots, and so did the kids! One resource Cheryl brought was a graphic organizer that looked similar…

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