Are you a Grade 1, 2, or 3 teacher who is teaching writing in the classroom or through distance learning? Do you want ideas that your parents can do at home with their kids? Do you find yourself always searching for writing ideas?
If you answered, "YES!" to any of these questions, this blogpost series is for you.
Each day from Monday to Friday I'll be posting easy-to-follow writing lesson plans. The lesson plans all follow a similar structure so you can easily use them with your students.
If you're following the Writing Teacher's Roadmap Get Started Guide, today's activity focuses on Step One: Get Kids Writing. The goal of step one is simply to get kids to write.
Now, let's get started ....
Sticky note stories are always fun for kids to use. They like to write on sticky notes. Some kids like them because the writing surface is smaller while others like the sticky notes because it's a change from using their regular writing paper.
** This activity could easily be done at home. Parents could provide pieces of paper or sticky notes to their children and have them write sticky note stories.
If you want to extend the writing activity, ask your kids to expand on their story. After they finish writing their story, they can work through the writing process. Students can edit their stories for capitalization, punctuation, and spelling corrections. Then can then make a good copy of their writing and draw a picture to illustrate their story.
** Want a copy of these templates? The templates shown in this blogpost are part of the Sticky Note Pet Story templates found in Day One of the FREE Get Your Kids Writing Challenge. The Get Your Kids Writing Challenge focuses on Step One of the Writing Teacher's Roadmap Get Started Guide.
If you're a member of the Writing Teacher's Roadmap Club you can:
Until next time,
P.S. Many teachers are overwhelmed with teaching writing to their students. The Writing Teacher's Roadmap Club contains everything you need to become confident in teaching your students to become better writers.