Mental illness is often thought of only as an adult concern. But about half of mental illnesses begin to reveal themselves in childhood. What is the state of children’s mental health and how is it different from that of adults?
This is part of the free editing set from First Grade Wow. For kindergarten, I use it to show what they can do (smiley face in the check box) and what their newest personal challenge is (I highlight the check box). They keep it in their writing folders. It helps differentiate learning and gives each student focus. There are many other useful pages in the packet, too. All free!
Create Structure in Your Fiction Using Index Cards
Create Structure in Your Fiction Using Index Cards | WritersDigest.com Author presents a different way to organize plotting by storyline, not just linear by chapter as many show. Could be useful for stuck pantsers who may need to be able see things in a new way to find the problem they need to solve.
Having students analyze the news is a great way to keep them informed as well as build real world reading skills. After a thorough reading of the article students will be asked to write out the following: - WHO is the article about? - WHEN did this event/issue happen? - WHAT are four important facts you found? - WHERE is this event/issue happening? - WHY is this event/issue important? - To review students are asked to construct a relevant based on the article.