Very neat writing activities

Krulik Scholastic Word Wall: I put them all up at the beginning of the year and we go over them every day.

Very neat writing activities

very neat writing activities

Krulik Scholastic Word Wall: I put them all up at the beginning of the year and we go over them every day. I point at them with a very long pointer as we read them.

As the kids learn them, I stop reading with them and let them read the words to me. Click here for a picture of our Word Wall.

Provide each student with a piece of paper divided into 9 boxes or whatever is appropriate for your students. As you call out a name from the wall, write it down on a sheet of paper I keep a clipboard loaded with paper and handy for this. When all the names on their page is covered, check for accuracy against your list.

Some of my students tend to just put on a marker every time I say a word! A picture of this is also on the Literacy Connections page. Have your students sit in a circle, then have them take turns saying their name.

You dye the pasta by putting it into a gallon size ziploc bag, adding a capful of rubbing alcohol, and a few drops of food coloring. Move the bag around until all the pasta is colored. For a deeper color, let it sit a while. Then remove and allow to dry on newspaper.

Put the noodles for each student in a ziploc bag along with an appropriate piece of yarn. Modeling for the students before having them do theirs is a good idea.

Provide name plates for the students to use for models as well. If your name is on the plate pick it up. As we sing the song standing in a circle, I throw down one plate. We sing until all the plates are gone.

This is a great activity to do after reading Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes. Fold a sheet of white paper into thirds vertically. There will be a top flap and a bottom flap that will fold over the middle section.

Demonstrate to the students how to fold the top flap down over their name and trace their name using a pencil or crayon. When finished, they fold the top flap up, then fold the bottom flap up and over their name.

very neat writing activities

Again, they trace their name. Afterwards, if needed, the two flaps they traced their name on can be folded backwards, and it will form a name plate showing the name written in marker.


The students can then practice copying their name from the name plate onto paper, a slate, or small dry-erase board. Name of the Day: Then lead the students in a cheer each day while pointing to the letters in their name. One of my K students did this adaptation while working one-on-one with her during tutoring using her name.

I said give me an "A" and she said "A - you got your A, you got your A! I asked her where she heard this. And she said she was a cheerleader!

This is one of their cheers. B - you got your B, you got your B! E - you got your E, you got your E! V - you got your V, you got your V!

I think these cheers typed up would be an excellent addition to their poetry journals. See more about the poetry journals that we use in our classroom at Literacy Connections. Lakeshore Catalog has these neat sponge letter paint stampers that are good for letting your students stamp out their name.

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You use them with tempra paint. The downside of them is that the ones that I have are all capital letters, so it throws some of your students off that only know how to form their name using mostly lowercase letters.

They can also use letter stamps and ink pads to form their on image to enlarge. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is a great book to use during Spring/early Summer. I've also used it when focusing on Letter C (caterpillar & cocoon) and then you can easily roll on into Letter B (butterfly).

Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.

Loved by teachers, parents, and homeschoolers, boys and girls alike will love to practice and learn their English letters and numbers on this fun, innovative, visual handwriting manuscript packet of 40 sheets (80 pages if you count both the front and the back) made for .


Your kids will enjoy completing these printable Groundhog Day activities during your winter homeschooling! The Purdue University Online Writing Lab serves writers from around the world and the Purdue University Writing Lab helps writers on Purdue's campus. Help with Opening PDF Files.

Help your students children classify ideas and communicate more effectively. Use graphic organizers to structure writing projects, to help in problem solving, decision making, studying, planning research and brainstorming.

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