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Category:Writing Instruction
Build Fine Motor Skills With These 2nd Grade Activities

Build Fine Motor Skills With These 2nd Grade Activities

Messy handwriting. Difficulty drawing or coloring. Low stamina for typing. Frustration when cutting with scissors. Does this sound like one of your students? Fine motor skills play an important role in academic and personal success. What can teachers do if they...

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35 Opinion Writing Prompts for 2nd Grade

35 Opinion Writing Prompts for 2nd Grade

Truly, is there anything kids (and adults) like more than giving their opinion? Opinion (or persuasive) is some of my favorite writing to do with students because with engaging and kid-friendly opinion writing prompts, you can pull in even the most reluctant...

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Teaching Narrative Writing: Introductions

Teaching Narrative Writing: Introductions

If you are a second grade teacher, at some point in the school year you are likely teaching kids about narrative writing. One of the hardest parts for kids when it comes to this type of writing is crafting a strong introduction. Stick with this post to find some great...

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How to Fix a Run-On Sentence

How to Fix a Run-On Sentence

You've assigned your students a writing prompt, but when you check on their writing process, you see the following: missing punctuation, no capitalization, and a jumble of words in need of organization! It's time to stop run-on sentences in their tracks! How can you...

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13 Mentor Texts for Teaching Narrative Writing

13 Mentor Texts for Teaching Narrative Writing

Here's the thing about narrative writing- for some students it is completely effortless. The words just flow and they can craft these amazing and creative tales without a ton of guidance. However, in every classroom, you'll find students who are just completely...

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An Easy Way to Introduce Informational Writing in 2nd Grade

An Easy Way to Introduce Informational Writing in 2nd Grade

We all know 2nd grade students LOVE to share information! However, they often seem to find it harder to get information about a researched topic on paper. A GREAT way to introduce informational writing is through the use of mentor texts. An easy and effective format...

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13 Mentor Texts for Friendly Letter Writing

13 Mentor Texts for Friendly Letter Writing

Dear Teacher, We love using mentor texts in the classroom to showcase a special skill for our students. This list is filled with mentor texts that model writing a friendly letter. There are even books on the list that make cross-curricular connections with science,...

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How to Teach Friendly Letter Writing

How to Teach Friendly Letter Writing

Friendly letter writing can be a fun and engaging topic for young writers. There are many resources and strategies that will help students become confident and skilled letter writers! Check out the list below for just some of the ways to help your class become the...

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