Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Ten Pin Linky: Writing

Is it just me or is writing one of the hardest things to teach?  There is so much that goes into it and the Common Core Standards really revamped writing.  Just Reed's Ten Pin Linky is perfect for finding some new to me ideas!

If you haven't read The Squiggle yet, it's a must read for next year!  Students turn the squiggle into a picture and then write a story about it.  There are a lot of squiggle options to choose from.

How cute, right??  I've used this idea the past two years and my students absolutely love it.

Need to make this ASAP!

This is great for informational writing.  Most of my students are understood that they couldn't copy the exact words from a book, but this printable would really help drive that point home.

This is the only cure for the dreaded "And Disease."  My kids thought this was hysterical.  I played it up whenever I met in individual conferences.  I would ask the student "Are you feeling okay?"  They would say they are fine and I would feel their forehead and say "Umm, I don't think so - you've got the And Disease!"  ;)

Love the Rocket books!

I always have to review spaces at the beginning of the year!!  Drives me slightly bonkers!

I first saw the heart idea on The First Grade Parade, but I like how this is divided into categories with a color code.

Source: Sherry Clements' TPT Store (freebie)

Great intro to opinion writing!

Another opinion writing option - perfect for spring time.  It goes with the book Duck or Rabbit?

Those are my favorite Pinterest writing ideas!  I'm always in search of more writing ideas, so I can't wait to look through everyone's post.

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  1. I keep seeing that Rocket book used for writing! I might have to pick that one up!

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

  2. Thanks for giving me a shout out! So glad your kiddos liked the "and disease" lesson! I myself still think it's funny to see their reactions when I tell them they're "sick".

    For the Love of First Grade