I have already sent you an email! I got the feeling that it is definitely not the favorite! I learned I had to trust that they were doing the right thing- and guess what? If you teach them- they can do it!
This allows my students to use their resources when writing. Changing things up I love to make my writing center come to life. Target is my best friend when it comes to doing things like this.
During the month of December, I put a mail box at my writing center so my students could write notes to Santa. Oh my goodness was this a hit! I also added ornaments with writing prompts written on them.
In the gift baggies my students found our vocabulary cards for the month.
These cards not only inspire my young writers, but it also helps them spell the word they want to write correctly. Another thing that made my writing center really come to life were my write and wipe pages. These Write and Wipe pages are available in my store here: What do my students write in?
However, the one that really works for me is binders. I like using binders because it is a great way for me and my students to observe the growth they are making in writing. I simply print them out every month and have my students put them in their writing binders.
My students put them in so they know where they are! These students are busy working on writing at their desks in their binders. During work on writing my students are free to write about whatever they want to.
This boy was writing about the life cycle of an apple. Another reason why I love to use binders is because I dictate how BIG or small the lines are that students are writing on.
As you can see from above, this student still needs lots of practice with handwriting and keeping his letters in the correct part of the lines. While I do teach handwriting, I also use word work to practice that skill.
That same child from above completed these hand writing cards a month later during word work.Sep 08, · Work on Writing & Word Work. I taught first grade last year and looped to second grade with the same kids and wanted to change up some of my Daily Five activities.
These activities are NOT the only writing or word work activities we do each day. benjaminpohle.com (GSO) is a free, public website providing information and resources necessary to help meet the educational needs of students.
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This word work resource for first grade includes lesson plans, printable activities for all year long, and kid-friendly directions! Word Work Center Activities for First Grade.
Preview. Subject. Phonics. Looking for more literacy center activities for first grade? Read 4/5(28). 1st Grade Word Work: Daily 5 Style Email after email, I hear “How do you do word work? I want to expose my students to lots of different words but that’s a lot of prep.
Jul 12, · I like to keep my Daily 5 work on writing pretty basic - give them as many ideas as possible and just let them write! I also let them draw as long as they write a couple sentences about it. In first grade, they are very benjaminpohle.com: Tori's Teacher Tips.