2nd grade poetry

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      Good Habits Great Readers


      • Print  about reading for your students' grade level.
      • Also be sure to view the many wonderful sites that support reading instruction on the page.



      •   A great site for K-2 students to practice reading skills is .  Students can or work through the . The site also has support for  and .
      •   For book lists, reading, writing, math, 全民双色球大乐透下载安装work help, and more visit the 






       Handwriting Without Tears






       Words Their Way





       Reader’s Journey


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      Writing and Grammar


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       Essay Scorer-Write-to-Learn






      Reference Tools

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      • For Merriam Webster's online  and .
      •  allows you to look up words in multiple online dictionaries at once
      • By using the  students can finally see the definition and connotation of each synonym generated. Or students can easily click on any of the synonyms on the screen to open a new search for words that have that specific connotation.
      • For all the poets in your class, be sure to bookmark this 
      • As you teach your students to create bibliographies for their reports and research papers, you may want to visit , a free online advanced bibliography maker. Another site that is especially helpful for younger students is:  . At the middle and high school levels, students may access an enhanced Noodlebib through a subscription available from their school library.  For information on citing online resources, visit the Online Reference Guide to Using Internet Sources site: 




      Writing Resources:

      Argumentative Writing from Utah Education Network
    • Common Core Narrative Writing grades K-high school

      This Common Core instructional resource from Achieve the Core helps educators and students develop a clearer understanding of effective writing as described in the Standards and provides examples of writing integrated within the curriculum. This section focuses on CCSS.W.3: "Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details and well-structured event sequences."*

    • Common Core Standards: Teaching Argument Writing

      Caitlin Tucker's (high school teacher) blog re: Blended Learning & Technology in the Classroom


    • Feedback on Student Writing

      The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching provides links that describe ways to construct and react to assignments based on student written work, including creation of questions, strategies for grading, and ways to respond effectively to student writing.

    • Kelly Gallagher - Building Deeper Readers & Writers



    • Mike Schmoker's Write More, Grade Less

    • Smarter Balanced CCSS Writing Rubrics (ADAPTED) K-12

      Check out this LiveBinder containing 8 different writing rubrics aligned to the CCSS-includes rubrics for grades K-2

    • Toulmin Method of Writing Arguments

      When learning written argument, it is always helpful to observe how others argue effectively or ineffectively. The Toulmin method, based on the work of philosopher Stephen Toulmin, is one way of analyzing a text that we read, with an eye toward responding to that particular argument (as in a writing assignment that asks us to respond) and, ultimately, toward analyzing and improving the arguments we ourselves make.

    • Write More, Grade Less: Five Practices for Effectively Grading Writing

    • Writing Rubrics aligned to CCSS, K-12

      The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) created Common Core State Standards-aligned writing rubrics as a resource to assist teachers with this work. These rubrics are intended to help in instructional planning and to provide guidance in assisting students with the writing process.

    • Writing Samples from Students from the Reading & Writing Project

      View actual student examples of writing for grades K-8 for various writing genres (editorial, how to, informational, fiction & non-fiction, narrative, poetry, persuasive, argument essay, memoirs, research, etc...).


    • Writing Teacher Resources from Steven Michael Harris