Lucy Calkins Units of Study Books Synthesized into Easy to Use Minilessons - Inquirers Forever Literacy-PYP-Reggio
Writing Workshop Conference Sheets
Use this 3-page checklist to keep track of which skills each of your students have mastered. By using this list (based off of Lucy Calkins' TCRWP) you will know when a student is ready to move up to the next guided reading level. I have this checklist printed for each student in my conferring binder.
These transition words are helpful in linking ideas together in opinion writing.The vocabulary (opinion/thesis, reasons, examples, conclusion) and color coding are consistent with Lucy Calkins Units of Study for 3rd and 4th grade.
Accountable Talk Bubbles for Literacy & Problem Solving - Student led conversations accountable to the learning content or text is the heart of accountable talk. Accountable talk can be taught and used in any grade level or subject area. The talk bubbles are simply a visual reminder of how people respectfully share opinions, ideas, and thoughts.
Opinion Writing for primary grades - This Opinion Writing product includes FRAMES,EXAMPLES,POSTERS,and PROMPTS.It is designed to TEACH students how to write an opinion by offering a lot of SUPPORT.The students need lots of examples and practice before they can write their own opinion.
Teach your students how to "show" and not "tell" in their daily writing.