My last post explained what writer’s notebooks are (and what they are not). Now I’m going to show you how to make them in your classroom. Let me tell you, up front, that my kids were SO excited about these notebooks. They are simple composition notebooks, but once kids had the chance to personalize them, they
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I little over 6 years ago I decided to live like a writer. I had a passion for teaching young writers in the classroom and I was constantly encouraging them to live like writers, but I didn’t actually spend much time writing for myself. I decided it was time to walk the walk AND talk
One of my most popular posts on my home life blog was on creating a home writing center. This was a very easy project to put together and has seen YEARS of use. I wrote this post, initially, when my daughter was in kindergarten. She’s now in 5th grade. In the beginning, this was hung
I love using books as a springboard for encouraging kids to write their own stories. The Ready, Set, Go series is a favorite of mine. I bought levels 1-3 and these are kindergarten and early first grade reading level. These are very simple, four page books, with repetitive text. It’s a great model for kids
Our experiences contribute to our literacy lives in a big way. Every little activity that we participate in is filed away in our brains until there comes a time when we need it. Early childhood is such a fun and magical time to help kids see HOW these little experiences connect to their literacy lives.