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.
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
If I can guess, your student writing center is probably the last thing on your mind right now, but, with just a few easy tweaks, you can make your student writing center your student’s favorite spot in the room during December! This post does contain Amazon Affiliate links. As an Amazon Influencer, I may earn from qualifying purchases at no cost to you. December Student Writing Center Refresh Add Paper: List Writing Paper Tis the season for making lists! I love teaching list writing! Lists are so super handy, aren’t they? I would be lost without my bullet journal, which really
Procedural Writing or How-To Writing is always a favorite writing type. Students love to feel like experts and procedural writing gives them the chance to show off their expertise! In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of using writing graphic organizers in the classroom and show you how to leverage them to improve your students’ how-to writing abilities. This post does contain Amazon Affiliate links. If you purchase anything through these links I will receive a small commission at no cost to you! Why Use Graphic Organizers to Teach Writing? Prewriting is an important part of the writing process!
Hey there! Let’s look at some creative and simple ways to makeover your student writing center this November! This post does contain Amazon Affiliate links. If you purchase anything through these links I will receive a small commission at no cost to you! Thanks! November Student Writing Center Refresh Add Paper: Social Media Writing Templates Adding a fun new paper choice is always a great way to get your students excited about your student writing center again! This month you could try adding some fun “Social Media” writing templates. This writing paper template set includes templates for “Instantgram”, “Farcebook”, and “Pinteresting”
Hey there! Looking for some Substitute Teacher Lesson Plans for Writing? I have some fun ideas that will keep your students writing even when you have a Substitute Teacher. This post does contain an Amazon Affiliate link. If you purchase anything through this link I will receive a small commission at no cost to you! Thank you! Substitute Teacher Lesson Plans for Writing: Pick a Prompt Leaving lesson plans for a substitute teacher is always a challenge. So, I started leaving these fun Picture Writing Prompts with Choices for my substitute teachers, and my students always looked forward to writing
Creative writing skills are powerful tools that allow students to explore their imagination, improve their communication skills, and develop a love for storytelling. Read on to discover ways that using Sticker Stories in your classroom can help your student to improve their creative writing skills! This post does contain Amazon Affiliate links to some super fun stickers you could use in your classroom. If you purchase anything through these links, I will receive a small commission at no cost to you! Many students struggle to find inspiration or structure their ideas effectively. “Sticker Stories” are a fun and engaging way
Keeping your classroom writing centers fresh is a great way to keep your students engaged in writing! This post has some great writing centers for October! This post does contain Amazon Affiliate links. If you purchase anything through these links I will receive a small commission at no cost to you! Thanks! You can find my September Writing Centers Refresh Post HERE! Writing Center or Writing Centers Whether you have a permanent classroom writing center, or you switch out your writing centers periodically the ideas in this post can keep your writing center(s) refreshed, up-to-date, and creative! I loved having a
A million years ago when I was a brand new baby larva teacher, I wanted to do all the things! I set up a writing center in my classroom. Then, the students used the heck out of it for 2 weeks, then never looked at it again. I had put everything that I had for writing in that center, and my students lost interest. Wah, wah! I learned that refreshing my writing center every so often piqued my students’ interest again! So, I started doing a monthly writing center refresh! In this first post of my new blog series, I
Narrative writing was always my favorite type of writing to teach. The stories that my students came up with were AMAZING! The problem was, they always lacked organization, they would leave important parts out! They would have a great lead, but there was no problem in the story. Or, they had a problem, but no solution. Fortunately, I created something that helped us tremendously! Graphic Organizers! In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of using graphic organizers in the classroom and show you how to leverage them to improve your students’ narrative writing abilities. From types of organizers to
How to make mini-books is a question I get quite often! What is it about a mini-book that makes it so appealing? Students see one and want to fill it with pictures and writing! So a win-win situation: You get your students to write more, and your students get a mini-book! So, read on to find some fun ways to make mini-books with or without a mini-book template! How to Fold One-Page Mini-Books There are several different ways you can fold 1 piece of paper into a mini-book that doesn’t require any staples! You can use blank copier paper or
When I was a little one, I loved anything to do with paper. Cutting, gluing, folding. My poor mom always had tons of paper creations. Somehow they always magically disappeared, unless they could be hung on the refrigerator, then they generally became part of the fridge museum. There are probably a few still there now! That being said, my favorite (and the students’ favorite) part of my classroom was always the classroom writing center! It doesn’t have to be anything big or elaborate! Here are some simple classroom writing center setups that are simple and effective, and will be a