Personal Narrative Writing

Ideas for teaching personal narrative writing to first, second, and third graders. This post contains affiliate links. Where to Start with Teaching Personal Narrative Writing Before students start to write their own personal narratives, they need to be exposed to a good example or two.  Read a personal narrative mentor text like one of those…

Making Parts of Speech Stick

  You’ve talked about pronouns for several weeks. You’ve given pronoun homework. You’ve done a pronoun review. You’re in the middle of your pronoun assessment and a student raises their hand and asks “What’s a pronoun?” Are you kidding me!?!!!? One year I decided to try something different. Visuals: I’m a person that likes to see…

make editing writing fun by teaching rainbow editing, perfect for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students

Make Editing Fun!

Problem:  It’s like pulling teeth to get my kids to edit their writing.  They frequently turn it in, saying they’ve edited, and I still find lots of mistakes I know they could have corrected on their own. Solution: Shake up your editing routine!  Here are some ideas for making editing fun: Rainbow Editing Coloring coding makes…