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Paragraph Writing Resources for Every Month

You know how frustrating it is when your students are not growing in their writing skills. I have been there too!! That's why I created these paragraph writing resources for teachers. Learning the steps to the writing process will enable your students to write well developed paragraphs and grow in their confidence in sharing their thoughts and feelings in writing.  Read more about the writing process HERE.
I found that teaching the writing process and providing motivating opportunities to write brought amazing improvement in their writing skills and their enjoyment in communicating through writing.  

And I finally felt like I was actually equipping them with an important skill that they would be able to use for the rest of their lives!

It was that need for motivating writing opportunities with differentiated resources that compelled me to create this year-long bundle of paragraph resources.

So if you are needing resources (like I was) to keep your students writing all through the year . . . this writing resource is for you!
Each month includes these components with motivating monthly themes:
  • Vocabulary Picture Cards & Picture Pages
  • Pictures for Customizing Graphic Organizers
  • Journal Writing: Cover & 3 Page Styles
  • Informational/Explanatory Writing 
  • Research Writing
  • Opinion Writing 
  • Narrative Writing
  • Publishing Papers (over 15 choices)

Picture Vocabulary

These fun vocabulary cards come in two sizes and are perfect for your word wall or writing center.  These pages are designed for using in your students' journals or writing folders.

Picture Cards

Your students will love to choose their writing topics and have their imaginations sparked with the monthly-themed picture cards.  Or you can assign the writing topic and students have the cards to use.

5 Writing Genres for Every Month!

1.  Journal Writing

Every month you have everything you need for your students' journals: a cute cover and many paper choices.  This is a perfect place to put the monthly vocabulary so your students always have a source of ideas to write about.

2.  Informational/Explanatory Writing

Everything you need to guide your little writers through the informational/explanatory writing genre:
  • Graphic organizers for pre-writes
  • Rough Draft organizers
  • Space for students to glue or draw their topics

3.  Research Writing

These resources are perfect for researching a variety of topics each month!  
You will have two styles of graphic organizers:
  • Pre-writes for gathering research facts and ideas
  • Rough draft for organizing research into paragraph form.

4. Narrative Writing

Each month you will have two graphic organizers:
  • Personal Narrative
  • Narrative

5.  Opinion Writing

Do your students love to share their opinions?  Mine sure did!
These graphic organizers will give them the structure to  share and support their opinions:
  • Graphic organizers for the pre-write
  • Rough draft organizer to develop their opinions into paragraph form

Self-Publishing Papers

Your little writers have worked hard to get their writing to the publishing step!  You will be able to provide them with a wide variety of fun papers to choose from!   Each month will have monthly-themed graphics to choose from and a variety of formats:
  • Solid lines
  • Dotted lines
  • Space for illustrations
  • Horizontal and vertical orientations

Here is what some happy teachers are saying about these writing resources:

"Thank you for all your work in creating these! I love monthly themed bundles and these are so easy and practical to use!" - Rose

"Thanks. Need to do more writing but never know where to start. This is awesome!" -Kim

"This is an absolutely wonderful resource for teaching writing. I love all of the options it provided - the graphic organizers are great and I got many compliments from other teachers on them." - Martha

Click on the image below to get those little writers going - month.after.month.after.month.
You will love the BUNDLE BONUS!
Are you looking for a way to reduce distractions for your little writers and have writing tools at their fingertips?  Check out this post on WRITING OFFICES and see how those problems are solved.

If you find yourself nagging reminding your student to edit their writing - call the COPS - seriously - CLICK HERE to check out my blog post on that!

Would you like to 'test drive' a month from this bundle?  Just fill in the form below and I will deliver it directly to your inbox. 

I believe these paragraph resources will help your little writers flourish!
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Addition & Subtraction Games

Spark your students' interest with new math games! These games are great practice to increase math fact fluency! and they are free! These math games are great for centers, stations, rotations, early or fast finishers, homework for families to complete together, morning work, and more. Click through to sign up and grab these for your Kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade classroom or home school students. They're sure to be a favorite! {freebie, first, second graders}

Your students will love practicing their math facts with these fun games!

These games are perfect for math centers, whole group, partners, guided math and even homework.

Your students will be engaged, have fun and increase their math fact fluency!  They will ASK to play these games, and you will not have any papers to grade!

Now that's a WIN-WIN!

The games are easy to prep - just print and play!

I started creating math games based on the mental math strategies when I was teaching second grade. I witnessed my students' fluency increase as well as their overall confidence in math.

However, my math curriculum did not have games to use to continue to reinforce the concepts....

So-o-o-. . . I created them to fill the need!

My students eventually got tired of doing the same game over and over again (imagine that!).  But they still needed additional practice with the strategies.

I solved the engagement problem by making games with different themes and fun new graphics.

I am sure these games will motivate your students as they did for mine.

My students flourished in their math fact fluency -  and I'm sure yours will too!

Get these FREE Addition & Subtraction Games Games!

Check out these resources that will
increase your students' fluency in basic 
addition & subtraction facts.
Practice math fact fluency with this addition and subtraction superhero bundle. Your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th grade, and home school students are sure to boost their mental math skills with these fun and interactive games and assessments. You will find posters, strategies, and flash cards that can be used for whole group, small groups, teams, partners, or individual practice. {first, second, third, fourth graders, add, subtract, adding, subtracting}

Keys to Developing a Growth Mindset in Math

It is vital for us to guide our students  into understanding how to develop a growth mindset in math (as well as all other academic areas).  It is vital because it will determine the amount of effort students will put in to engage and learn all those great math lessons, centers, and activities you have planned for them.

What is the Growth Mindset?

Growth Mindset is a concept developed by Stanford University psychologist, Carol Dweck, from decades of research on achievement and success in children and adults.

In a nutshell, growth mindset is the belief (based on years of research) that we are not born with a limited capacity to learn.  But with hard work and perseverance, we can learn new concepts, skills, and strategies.  Whereas a fixed mindset is based on the belief that we are born with a fixed intelligence, or capacity to learn.

Here is a link to one of Dr. Dweck's Ted Talks, titled the Power of Yet.  I highly recommend listening to her.  I am sure you will find her inspiring and give you oodles of ideas for releasing the 'Power of Yet' in your classroom!

Multiplication & Division Games

These games will give your students the practice they need to master the basic multiplication and division facts.  This pack has 20 Multiplication & Division games – no prep and easy to play!

You know how frustrating it is when you see your students struggling to recall the basic multiplication and division facts!

I've been there too!  That is why I created these engaging partner games!

These 20 no prep Multiplication and Division Games are engaging and easily implemented into your math time . . .  or send them home for homework . . . families love this kind of homework!

Get these FREE Multiplication and Division Games!

Check out these resources that will
increase your students' fluency in basic 
multiplication & division facts.
This bundle pack allows you to purchase 8 Multiplication and Division packs at a reduced price. If you purchased them all separately they would cost $26.00! Save over 20% on bundle!

Caterpillars to Butterflies 101

Caterpillars in your classroom is a wonderful hands-on science project about life cycles and it also creates excitement that makes teaching cross-curricular topics a joy, because your students will be so engaged!
If you have never had caterpillars turn into butterflies in your classroom before, I hope you will give it a try!  The children LOVE this!  
   They love watching the little caterpillars grow, 
      they love watching the silent chrysalis, 
         and they especially love the miracle 
              of the emerging butterfly!

Caterpillars in your classroom is a wonderful hands-on science project about life cycles and it also creates excitement that makes teaching cross-curricular topics a joy, because your students will be so engaged!