I am so excited to take what I’ve been doing in first grade and apply it to third grade! I’ve been busy doing a ton of research on making a writer’s notebook and trying to get everything sorted out in my head. I set up a rough draft of my Writer’s Notebook to figure outRead more
Great blog post on Lucy Calkins info writing for 2nd grade w/free papers for using with kids. From Primary Paradise http://www.myprimaryparadise.com/2014/04/13/2nd-grade-informational-writing-books-lucy-calkins/#comment-3448
The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown. This is a great template to use when reviewing a unit of study (the most important thing about weather, planets, fractions, etc.). Right now we're writing about the most important thing about second grade :).
Word boxes: If a student doesn't know how to spell a word, they check the card in the box. If it's not there, they bring the card to me, we spell it together, and then the card goes back in its spot when they're done. Promotes independent writers!