31 August 2013

Writing Piece of the Month

I am back to school and getting back into the swing of things.  My kiddos have gotten off to a great start.  I will be back to post classroom pics very soon.  Today, I wanted to share my newest writing resource that I can't wait to get going in my classroom.  I spent a large chunk of my summer working on it and it's finally done- YAY!


My goal for this resource was to have a fun writing activity each month that I could compile together at the end of the year to make a writing portfolio.  This is completely separate from the writing pieces we do in Writers' Workshop.  These writing activities are seasonal pieces that go along with popular children's books.

This is a great way to expose children to a variety of writing genres and great literature.  Here is a peek at what is included:

There are 15 different activities included that encompass 11 different genres.  
I can't wait to get started with my students!  I'm going to start this week with the 2 August activities.  It's still early in the year, and they are still getting to know each other better, so it's perfect timing.

These are the books I will be using for this resource, but there are so many other great books that can be used in addition or in lieu of the ones I listed.  Mine are merely suggestions.
If you are interested, you can check it out in my TPT store by clicking here, and I would love to give it for free to the first 2 people that leave a comment.

6 comments:

  1. This would be great for a portfolio. I can't wait to use it! Thanks, Melanie :)

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    1. Hi Melanie,
      I was just about to send you the product, but realized I don't have your email. Can you either leave it here or shoot me an email at totallyterrificintexas@gmail.com?
      Thanks a bunch!
      Colleen

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  2. I would LOOOOOOVE this for my 2nd graders!!! :)

    ~Wendy
    sdwd727@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Wendy, It's on the way. Hope your students enjoy!
      Thanks a bunch!
      Colleen

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  3. I can't wait to check out your writing bundle. This is my 8th year teaching, but my first year teaching 2nd grade. I am coming up from kinder, so I am afraid I might not challenge my students as much as they deserve. Hoping this will give me a year long plan!!

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    1. Hi Suzanne,
      Welcome to second grade!!!I hope this will give you some fun ideas. It isn't an actual writing curriculum, but it does include a seasonal writing activity for each month of the school year. I am actually doing these in addition to my regular writers' workshop curriculum. I have a hanging file crate that I plan to store these pieces in. I'll simply keep a writing folder for each of my students. At the end of the year, they will have a writing piece for each month of the school year.
      Thanks a bunch!!!
      Colleen

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