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Third Grade Writing

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Free Opinion Writing Prompts

Help your young writers with these 22 free opinion writing prompts for your first, second or third grade classroom. Free from The Curriculum Corner.

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Tackling the Personal Narrative, Part 1

I’ve been thinking about personal narratives a lot lately. First, I heard uber-dedicated fifth grade teacher Colby Sharp (@colbysharp)...

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An A From Miss Keller Freebies: A Mentor Text for Writing Personal Narratives

This blog post uses An A from Miss Keller as a writing mentor text. It includes a personal narrative checklist anchor chart, a writing lesson and FREE printables!

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My Many Memorable Firsts

This past week, we started a new personal narrative writing unit all about my many memorable firsts. I began this unit with a hook to engage student interest--we talked about roller coasters. Who doesn't have a love-hate relationship with a good ol' roller coaster? Especially in a room of second graders, the feelings are unanimous. "Roller coasters are SO MUCH FUN!" We talked about what it was like to go on a roller coaster for the very first time--how that wait in line feels like forever; how when you get into the cart and put on the seatbelt, your heart starts to race; how as the coaster slowly goes clickit-clackity up the tracks, you are thinking "We are going up so high!" and your heart is beating out of your chest; how at the very top it feels like the world stops for just a moment, and then woosh!; how you scream at the top of your lungs as you zoom down the track and loop upside down. I shared my personal story of the first time I went on the roller coaster The Mantis at Cedar Point, and my students were all in. They couldn't wait to start brainstorming! I modeled how to come up with some ideas to get my students on the right track (no pun intended), and put some common experiences down, like the first time I lost a tooth or the first time I rode a bike, to prevent students from getting "stuck" in a writer's block. Students had to come up with at least 3-5 ideas, but many of my students came up with many more. We did lots of sharing out, and then we each circled one idea on our web that we would write about. The next day, it was time to start some serious planning. I created a pre-writing organizer that would not only engage key information like the "who," the "where," and the "when" but also would engage sensory details right from the get-go. We spent the most time on the "Things on the Outside" section as we went through the five senses. What did I see? Hear? Smell? Feel? Taste? I chose to use the idea of the first time I swam underwater, so I wrote down things like I saw the blue water of the pool, I heard my mom cheering for me, I felt the blazing sun, I smelled chlorine and sunscreen, I tasted salty sweat on my lips as it dripped down my face. Then, it was time for our sequencing organizer to get the meat of our story told using temporal words. I can't wait until we are to the revising/editing portion and can dig into these checklists! If you are interested in this "My Many Memorable Firsts" common core aligned personal narrative writing unit, I just uploaded it to TPT. Just click the picture below! Also, get the "Peer Editing Checklist" as a FREEBIE! :) Click the picture below!

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Great Personal Narrative Writing Unit In Spanish

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How to Teach Informative Writing

I'm sharing 5 tips for How to Teach Informative Writing & details about the Informative Writing Mini-Units that have ALL you need to teach informational writing to your K, 1st or 2nd grade students.

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3rd grade Student Friendly I Can Statements for Common Core With Pictures

This kid friendly 3rd grade common core checklist is a 6 page resource that is a fun and very visual way for teachers, students and parents to see third grade skills. Includes all common core standards in a condensed and student (and parent) friendly format. There are 2 pages of I can statements of...

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10 Things to Remember When Writing a Narrative | Book Units Teacher

Teaching students to write a good narrative is an ongoing process. Begin by teaching character traits, point of view/perspective, setting, theme, plot development, and so on. Students need a basic…

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Main Idea and Details Activities

This main idea and details sentence sort activity is a great way to get students thinking about HOW details support a main idea. They will use higher-order thinking skills as they justify their answer.

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