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A Mini Book of Mini Lessons!: 25 Lessons To Improve Student Writing for Grades K-2
This eBook is designed to help the busy K-2 educator provide short, but effective writing lessons during the writing period. Ideal for teaching such concepts as Capitalization, Cause and Effect, Spacing Your Words, Webbing Your Ideas, Personification, Adding Details, ""Getting Rid of 'The End', Writing From Left to Right, and more!
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The Life Cycle of the Butterfly
Lesson Plan
Students write a biography of a caterpillar using appropriate vocabulary and time lines.
Grade Level(s): 1-2

And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street Writing Activity
Lesson Plan
Students use And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street by Dr. Seuss to write a story.
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

Birthday Book Activity
Lesson Plan
Create a booklet using sentence starters for creative writing and making lists and illustrations.
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

Birthday Letters
Lesson Plan
This is a special birthday activity for students to use writing & more.
Grade Level(s): 1-2

Complete Sentences
Lesson Plan
Students will be able to put parts of a sentence together to make a complete sentence.
Grade Level(s): 1-2

Flat Stanley
Lesson Plan
The students will study geography of the United States, as well as learn to write friendly letters.
Grade Level(s): 1-2

Lesson Plan
The students will write acrostic poems and pattern reports.
Grade Level(s): 1-2, 3-5

Gingerbread Baby Final Activity #11
Lesson Plan
Have a Jan Brett party!
Grade Level(s): 1-2

Jacket I Wear In the Snow - My Dream Jacket
Lesson Plan
Students write about their dream jacket, then create it!
Grade Level(s): 1-2

Journaling open in new window
Lesson Plan
Examples and teaching ideas for the use of several types of journals with students
Grade Level(s): 1-2, 3-5, 6-8

Let's Write a Newspaper Story open in new window
Lesson Plan
An exciting, real-life writing course for elementary school students. Kids will love this stimulating and educational lesson and so will you. This lesson will help you make every student successful in writing a newspaper story.
Grade Level(s): 1-2, 3-5

Main Idea
Lesson Plan
Children will be able to indentify the main idea of a story by writing a title and drawing a picture that goes with the title.
Grade Level(s): 1-2

My Family and Me!
Lesson Plan
Students learn about their family members and pets
Grade Level(s): K

Pilgrims' Thanksgiving Turkey
Lesson Plan
I used this activity in the afternoon to review the morning discussion on the Pilgrims and Thanksgiving.
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

Report Writing in Primary Grades
Lesson Plan
This lesson plan describes a highly guided group technique for report writing.
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

Take Home the Bear
Lesson Plan
To get parents involved with their child's school and to help the children learn how to keep a journal.
Grade Level(s): Preschool, K

Lesson Plan
For the year 2000 we collected 2000 pennies and adopted a whale. The children picked the whale and its name. From this we received a kit and a adoption certificate for each child. This was done through the International Wildlife Foundation. We had no problem collecting the pennies. You can pick any significant number and do this project. When we received our whale kit, I read the book and we wrote letters to our whale "Splash".
Grade Level(s): K


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