How to add details to writing Mini-Lessons

How to Add Details to Writing Mini-Lessons

How to add details to writing is one of the things that I work on teaching my students ALL YEAR LONG! Read on to get more details (see what I did there…)? How to add details to writing Lesson 1: Sensory Details Objectives: I can add details to my writing. I can add sensory details to my writing. First of all, students need to understand what detail is. A detail is something that you add to your writing to make it easier for your reader to understand, or to make your writing more interesting for your writer. Discuss different types

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7 + 1 Fun Activities to Easily Improve Student Writing Fluency

Hey there Teacher Friends! Welcome back! Have you heard the term “writing fluency” a lot lately? I have, and wanted to share some fun writing fluency activities with you. Writing fluency is the writer’s ability to quickly and easily write down their thoughts for someone else to read. There is a lot that goes into writing fluency. Knowing what you want to write, what letters you need, and how to make those letters, grammar, and punctuation…. is a LOT! But, you can help your students improve their writing fluency daily in just a short amount of time. Are you more

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Hot Ideas for Cool Learning: Summer Writing Ideas for Summer School or at Home

Hey, there Teacher Friends! You did it! I knew you could, but now, it’s time for Summer School. What is a teacher to do? Here are some fun summer writing ideas that can be used for summer school or for at-home learning this summer! This post does contain Amazon Affiliate links. As an Amazon Influencer, I may earn from qualifying purchases at no cost to you. Summer Writing? Make it fun! Whether your student is in summer school or at home, writing every day is a great habit for your student to develop! There are so many benefits to writing every

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9 Fun End-of-Year Celebration Ideas for Primary Teachers

Hey there Teacher Friends! It is getting so close to the end of the school year! Here are some fun End-of-Year Celebration Ideas to end your school year with some fun! Now that the school year is winding down it is time to PARTY! A Celebration of Learning Party of course! *This post contains affiliate links. This means that if you purchase something using this link we will receive a very small portion of the sale. The price of the item purchased remains the same whether you use an affiliate link or not. I will only recommend products and resources

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Keep them Writing! 5 Fun Classroom Writing Area Ideas to End the Year

Do you have a fun writing area or writing center in your classroom? Does it need an update to end the school year? Read on for fun ideas to keep your classroom writing area engaging for the End of the School Year! This site contains affiliate links. This means that if you purchase something using these links I will receive a small portion of the sale. The price of the item purchased remains the same whether you use an affiliate link or not. I will only recommend products and resources that I believe will be of value to our customers.

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From Piles to Smiles: Transformative Tips for Elementary Paper Grading

Hey there Teacher Friend! I am so glad you are here. Today, by request, I am talking about paper grading! Such a fun topic right? Here are some ideas for keeping up with paper grading that won’t be overwhelming! *This post contains affiliate links. This means that if you purchase something using this link we will receive a very small portion of the sale. The price of the item purchased remains the same whether you use an affiliate link or not. I will only recommend products and resources that I believe will be of value to you, my readers. By using my

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3 Fun Creative Writing Exercises for Your April Classroom Writing Center

Hey there Teacher Friends! Let’s zhuzh up your classroom writing center this April with fun creative writing exercises! April is perfect for comics, magnet poetry, and toys! Read on to find some fun new ideas to make your classroom writing center the highlight of your classroom! This post does contain *Amazon Affiliate links. If you purchase anything through these links, I may receive a small commission at no cost to you! Thanks! Creative Writing Exercises for April #1: Comic Strip Paper! Students LOVE comic strip paper. Writing a comic strip is also a great way to introduce students to writing

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Exploring Phonics Small Group Instruction with a Phonics Comic Decodable Reader

Hey there teacher friends! This post is to explore small group instruction for teaching reading using Phonics Comics. Phonics Decodable Readers with Lessons and Activities! We know that small group instruction is beneficial when teaching students how to read and has several benefits. Small group instruction is a more efficient use of teacher and student time. Students have more interaction with their classmates and teachers. It also increases opportunities for students to improve their reading and writing skills. So, what does small group instruction for teaching reading using Phonics Comics look like? Read on and see how you can try

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Playful Literacy: 9 +1 Creative Sight Word Activities You’ll Absolutely Love

Fun Sight Word Activities with Sight Word Cards Learning “sight” words is an important part of students learning to read and to read fluently. These sight word activities will make learning sight words more fun and engaging! Students need a lot of practice with their sight words and these sight word activities are the favorites from my classroom. The best part about these fun sight word activities is that you can teach them to your students, and then let them play them independently during your word work time! Other Sight Word Activities Blog Posts You May Enjoy: Need sight word

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Transform Your Writing Center with These Quick and Easy March Refresh Tips

Creative Writing Center Activities for March! March is Read Across America Month, so let’s jazz up our writing center with some fun book-related writing activities! This post does contain Amazon Affiliate links. As an Amazon Influencer, I may earn from qualifying purchases at no cost to you. Add Paper: Blank Newspaper Templates When I was a youngster ( a LONG time ago), one of my favorite things to do with my friends was to create and write our own newspaper. We would make a template then each of us would write a story and draw a picture to go with it.

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Valentine’s Vibes: Creative Writing Activities to Refresh Your Classroom Writing Center

Creative Writing Activities for February! Hey there Teacher Friends! Get ready to breathe some fresh air into your classroom writing center with these fun creative writing activities! Get your students excited about your classroom writing center again! This post does contain Amazon Affiliate links. As an Amazon Influencer, I may earn from qualifying purchases at no cost to you. Add Paper: Creative Writing with Sticker Stories Sticker Stories are the perfect addition to your classroom writing center! Students LOVE stickers (Amazon Affiliate Link). Make this creative writing activity a little more fun by putting 2-4 stickers in a reusable heart container

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Unleashing the Power of Books: Getting the Most from Your Classroom Library

Hey there Teacher Friends! Are you ready to embark on a journey through the world of classroom libraries? Buckle up, because we’re about to dive into some exciting tips and tricks to make the most of this treasure trove of knowledge in your classroom. Getting the Most from Your Classroom Library: Keep it Organized! When I first started teaching, I had my students help me organize my classroom library. We decided on organizing by categories. I had a fiction section and a non-fiction section with different colored book bins. I got all of my book bins from Really Good Stuff,

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10 Unique Ways to Test Spelling Skills: Fun Spelling Test Alternatives

Hey there my amazing educator friends! Today I want to share some fun spelling test alternatives to help you assess your student’s spelling skills! Spelling Test Alternatives to Assess Spelling Skills 1. Label it!: Find or create an image with parts your students can label using words from the patterns you are studying. 2. Spelling Skills Race: Similar to the traditional spelling bee. Teams get a point for each letter that is correct when spelling a word. The team with the most points wins! 3. Word Hunt: Provide a passage and let students circle or highlight words in the word

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