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Category: Writing Instruction
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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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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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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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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