Sunday, August 14, 2011

WOW!

Thanks so much to everyone for your kind and supportive words.   I really appreciate it!  I have had several e-mails asking about the resources I use for Writer's Workshop.  My favorite resource is No More I'm Done by Jennifer Jacobsen.  Right now you can go online and read it for FREE!!  Jennifer also has a website you can go to here!


When I taught first grade this was my Writer's Workshop bible:


As you get to know me you will find I'm a a very type A person (Mr. M would say A+) so whenever I dig into a new book I always read it cover to cover first.  Then I go back and reread it and pull out the pieces I want to incorporate in my classroom.  Then I make myself a study guide.  Here are the study guides I have made for these two books.  I would absolutely recommend buying the books or checking them out from the library and reading them yourselves, but these guides might help you to see if they have material you would be interested in and if they fit into your Writer's workshop.


I'm almost finished with my 30 day plans for Reader's Workshop and I hope I can count on your continued feedback and support.  This kindergarten thing is a little overwhelming for me, but very exciting.  I told my team last night that these plans are like my security blanket right now!



11 comments:

Tim said...

I only hope that I am half as together as you once I get into a classroom. Your preparation and research is inspiring.

Lauren Blackmon said...

I love the writing mini lessons. Thanks for sharing. Just found your blog and I like!!!
-Lauren
www.weeklyhive.blogspot.com
Do you happen to use Tresures Reading?
Come share with me!

Jenny said...

Thanks so much for sharing! I feel like I am always struggling with writing (even though the kids somehow seem to learn how to write every year) so these resources will be invaluable!
Jenny
www.dizzyforkindergarten.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

I just found your blog and am also from the Couv. Work at Marrion. Moving from library to student teaching 5th grade. I'm excited to read about some one who comes from where I am at. Feel free to check out my blog too (I talk a lot about local stuff and things I do with my own Kinder Kid). http://lifelivedinunknown.blogspot.com/

General Delk said...

I found your blog through Pinterest. Thanks for sharing all of your planning! I love teaching science and social studies, but writing is always a challenge. Come on over to my blog and you just might recognize some of the lessons! :)

www.generaldelksarmy.blogspot.com

Alyssa MacIsaac said...

Amazing! Thank you so much for sharing!

SunnyDays said...

Holy Goodness!
Thanks so much for sharing. I feel like I stumbled upon a treasure chest!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Super-Bowl-Classroom-Resources

lovin2scrap said...

Consider yourself pinned on one of my boards! I agree with SunnyDays..... What a gold mine!

It's Me said...

What an awesome blog!! I'm in my last year of student-teaching and eager to begin teaching in my own classroom. Your blog has helped me out, A LOT!!!

Cynthia said...

Hi-Just found your blog through Pinterest. Thank you for the writing resources. Love them! Looking forward to checking out the rest of your blog. :)

liana nazaretyan said...

Thank you so much for posting this! I am so grateful that I stumbled on here, because as a first year teacher, I was starting to be so overwhelmed! I will definitely be using this in my 1st grade classroom.

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