This year our 1st grade team has transitioned to using Mentor Texts to teach and guide students through our writing genres. It’s my first year knee-deep in mentor texts and I am in love! Mentor texts offer students a ‘real’ perspective on a genre and give students a ‘real’ author to model. Making writing concrete...

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If there's one subject that seems to befuddle homeschoolers more than any other, it's writing. I hear it during homeschool consultations and casually talking among homeschool friends, and I see qu...

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Narrative Writing - Prewriting | What I Have Learned. A great blog post on how to help students brainstorm and prewrite personal narratives. Teaching the Writing Process | Process Writing | Elementary School | Creative Non-fiction | Common Core Aligned Curriculum | Common Core Writing

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FREE printables for writers workshop or literacy centers! Includes writing topics, anchor chart, writers checklist, graphic organizers & more!

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