Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Common Core and YOU {Part 3}


I'm obsessed with the new common core. NOT IN A GOOD WAY {not that it's bad, it's just a lot of work}. I've looked at it about a million billion times. I can't fit it all in!!!!! BUT, I've really had to revamp my writing lessons to fit the 3 writing genres {opinion, narrative, and informative}. When we come back from Thanksgiving break, I'll be working LOTS on NARRATIVE.  If you read my other posts about the Language Arts Common Core, you know that I've been remaking a lot of stuff and finding my own resources.  The hunt continues.


I've made some fun {FREE} writing prompt cards to do in work on writing {or you could totally do it whole group}.  I'm going to copy these cards on cardstock, laminate, cut out, and have my students choose one:

I'm going to tell them to write a story using one of the cards. I can only imagine what they'll think of! :)

They can use this sheet first for pre-writing {I would use this for whole group}:

And then transfer to their writing paper and add an illustration:


I'm excited to start REALLY focusing on narrative writing! I know it's easier for them to write personal narratives, but some of my kiddos are just dying to use their imagination. :)


I've also included some kinder writing pages {one with a prompt, one without}!  I thought maybe they could just write a sentence about what they think is happening on the cards.



Here's the upper grade version! :)


You like the lightbulb border and/or the Christmas clipart? ME too! :)  You can get it from Natalie's TpT store {here}.


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Fonts from kevinandamanda.com
Fonts from misstiina.com
Fonts from fonts4teachers.com

6 comments:

Gladys said...

LOVE it! I love the writing paper! Too cute!

Gladys
http://teachinginhighheels.blogspot.com

Erica Bohrer said...

Thanks for sharing! I am obsessed with the Common Core Math. I need to get into the writing. Thanks for sharing. Very cute!

Sarah Paul said...

Thank you! Fabulous as always!
Sarah
http://snippetsbysarah.blogspot.com/

Stacy said...

I am in BLOGlove right now. I LOVE everything about your blog! I love how cute/usable everything is. I am new to blogging and I am definitely following you...starting NOW!
2nd Grade Paradise

Mrs. K said...

We start implementing the Common Core (ELA & Math) only next school year. I'm obsessed with learning all that I can. A HUGE thanks to you for sharing ALL that you've learned, as well as your cute and relevant resources:)

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