During my break, I have been working on revamping, improving and inspiring my writing lessons in my classroom. I have said it before and I will say it again-writing is one of the hardest things to teach! I love to teach it, but it is so subjective, that you never know what the outcome is going to be. I love structure, organization and a smooth path to follow. Writing doesn't always fall into those categories, but I am sure going to try.
I have spent the last week working on my latest writing item- Winter Writing Prompts and Craftivity. I am so excited to get back into the classroom and use it with my students.
This packet is Common Core aligned for grades K-4 and comes with a hot cocoa craftivity!
It includes writing prompts for opinion, narrative and informative writing as well as graphic organizers to help generate ideas for each prompt. I have included CC standards posters for each grade level to post next to student work.
In my classroom, I am going to choose one writing prompt to focus on and display them with the hot cocoa craftivity that is included in the packet.
Then, I am going to take the other writings we complete from the packet and bind them together in individual student books. This helps me to stay organized (their writing is all in one place) and it shows growth over time. This helps me with grading, report cards, conferences and I can add it to their student portfolios. Rubrics, and checklists are included in the packet, as well as individual and class book covers. I hope you can find it useful in your classroom too!
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As I finish writing this post, the hubby and kids have woken up and want some breakfast! My oldest wants to play a family game of Phase 10, so off I go! Enjoy your day everyone!