This neat writing lesson features *The Very Hungry Caterpillar* by Eric Carle, seashells, and tons of creative storytelling fun.
Easter is a special holiday for many families, and kids enjoy traditions such as decorating their Easter eggs.
When I began teaching my creative writing workshops ten years ago, I approached our local library with little more than spunk and a page of story prompts.
I quickly realized that although I was a true “write by the seat of my pants” kinda gal, that style didn’t bode well for inspiring young writers to approach the blank page.
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT IT: Begins with tips for the teacher: how to set up and conduct the “workshop” method of teaching, including dealing with discipline issues, feedback rules and conferencing one-on-one for grading, revising.Through trial and error, I discovered a few books and games I keep coming back to, because they break down specific writing techniques with ease, or they encourage using different parts of a child’s creativity to craft amazing stories.And, just in time for Holiday Shopping, here’s a list of my most beloved tools to use in the classroom (or home school group, or library writing workshop!Though I have not yet read this book, I own it and have heard that the lessons re designed to engage students in all types of writing that fit today’s curriculum, as well as giving teachers a tool to assess student writing.The “traits” are: Ideas, Sentence Fluency, Organization, Word Choice, Voice, Conventions and lastly, Presentation.Our lesson plans are all purposefully themed so children can think outside the box when applying creative writing concepts. Planning for a substitute in the classroom has never been easier than with this third grade, week-long sub packet!Your substitute can supercharge learning with lessons about how we are all connected that will educate and inspire students! In this week, students will learn about animals that live in different habitats.WHAT I LOVE ABOUT IT: Concrete examples of writing stronger stories, using two chapters on building characters, two chapters on Voice, as well as setting, conflict, adding detail, putting it all together and How to READ like a Writer!WHAT I LOVE ABOUT IT: Written for the adult writer who writes teen and YA fiction, this book gives realistic writing advice from developing ideas and characters that will resonate with today’s YA’s to crafting the novel with intent ot market and publish.Give your students an introduction to types of story hooks as they compose original story beginnings the help of a word bank. Help your second graders hook their readers as they practice writing new and improved introductions to well-loved fictional stories in this fun writing lesson.This can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson for the Capture That Reader! Natural landmarks are a source of wonder and fascination, and they encourage people’s imaginations.