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Category: Writing & Language
Beginning of the Year Writing Mini Lessons

Beginning of the Year Writing Mini Lessons

Are you sitting there thinking, "how do I even begin with writing?" For years writing instruction felt like a weakness for me. Maybe it feels like that for you too. If so, let's fix that! In this post, we're talking about simple writing mini lessons that get your...

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An Easy Way To Set Up Writing Goals In 2nd Grade

An Easy Way To Set Up Writing Goals In 2nd Grade

Teaching 2nd grade writing is SO rewarding because you get to see great writers emerge throughout the year. At the beginning of the year, you're going to find that your students are all over the ability map. Some may still be mastering letter formation while others...

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Multiple Ways to Teach Multiple Meaning Words in 2nd Grade

Multiple Ways to Teach Multiple Meaning Words in 2nd Grade

Hey teacher friends! It is time for our next installment in our grammar blog post series. This post focuses on multiple meaning words: What are they? Why teach them? How to teach them? Read on for tips, tricks and resources that will help cement this skill with your...

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Compound Words for 2nd Graders: Tips & Tricks

Compound Words for 2nd Graders: Tips & Tricks

Hey, teacher friends! We are back with another grammar skill post, and this time we are featuring compound words for 2nd graders. This skill is actually pretty fun for kids, and one they can easily grasp. Keep reading for a definition, chart, resource ideas and free...

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Scaffolding Strategies for Guided Writing Lessons

Scaffolding Strategies for Guided Writing Lessons

Helping students become authors can be challenging. Many students struggle with content ideas, getting started and lack interest or confidence in writing. However, there is a solution that helps students overcome these writing hurdles: guided writing! Keep reading for...

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Adjectives, Adjectives, Adjectives!

Adjectives, Adjectives, Adjectives!

Welcome to the wonderful, wild, weird world of amazing, awesome adjectives! This post is filled with ideas for how to introduce adjectives to your first and second grade learners, as well as fun activities to share with the whole class. Keep reading to find out...

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Writing Centers: The Solution to Your Writing Problems

Writing Centers: The Solution to Your Writing Problems

Writing can be one of the most difficult areas to teach. Some of the common issues teachers face when it comes to teaching writing in 2nd grade are: Students get bored with free writingThere's not enough time in the schedule for targeted writing instructionIt's hard...

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Fun and Easy Biography Writing Projects for 2nd Grade

Fun and Easy Biography Writing Projects for 2nd Grade

Informational writing is a big part of 2nd grade. It's one of the types of text that your students will be expected to confidently read and write by the end of the year. There are a lot of ways to introduce informational writing but one of my favorites is with 2nd...

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15 Fun Literacy Activities For 2nd Grade

15 Fun Literacy Activities For 2nd Grade

We all know there are SO many ways to engage students in literacy lessons. This post is a round up of our favorite fun literacy activities for 2nd grade. AND we wanted to show you exactly how to do these activities, so read on for a look into a fun literacy classroom!...

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