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Boost Kindergarten Writing Skills with These 15 Best Practices Fluency with high-frequency “heart word” sentences is your key to success!

Do You Want to Dramatically Accelerate Your Kindergartners’ Writing Proficiency?

March 15, 2017

Fluency with high-frequency “heart word” sentences is your key to success!
15 points of excellence for evaluating your current teaching program

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Take the Hard Out of Remembering “ing”: Grow Your Kindergarten Writers with Memorable Writing Lessons!

March 9, 2017

What a grand time I have sharing multisensory and joyful writing-to-read lessons in local classrooms! An invitation a couple of years ago to write a song that teaches “i-n-g” was all I needed to create this sing, sign, and fingerspell song…

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Grow Your Kindergarten Writers: Use Proven High-Impact Strategies That Dramatically Accelerate Literacy

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February 10, 2017

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Opinion Writing: Children Illustrate Their Sing, Sign, Spell, and Read Pages for Their Anthology Notebooks

Discover the Easiest Most Authentic Ways to Build Opinion Writing in Kindergarten: Teach the Word “Because”

February 2, 2017

Discover Easy, Authentic Ways to Build Opinion Writing in Kindergarten: Teach the Word “Because”.

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Kindergarten Writing Connections

Favorite February Songs, Books, and Writing Connections

January 26, 2017

Our job as teachers is to create a feeling of belonging in the kindergarten classroom all year long so children will love coming to school and thrive.

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kindergarten handwriting name ticket practice lessons

10 Kindergarten Handwriting Tips for January

January 12, 2017

 We love to search Pinterest for the best kindergarten writing and early learning resources we can find to share with you our Nellie Edge seminar participants and online friends.

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Martin Luther King Jr.

Honoring the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

December 29, 2016

 We love to search Pinterest for the best kindergarten writing and early learning resources we can find to share with you our Nellie Edge seminar participants and online friends.

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 We love to search Pinterest for the best kindergarten writing and early learning resources.

15 Favorite Pinterest Sites for Kindergarten

December 27, 2016

 We love to search Pinterest for the best kindergarten writing and early learning resources we can find to share with you our Nellie Edge seminar participants and online friends.

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A Simple Guide to Kindergarten Handwriting with Research Support

December 2, 2016

Settling-In Time Sets the Emotional Tone for the Day: Developing Friendship, Responsibility, Self-Motivation, and Collaboration Skills

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Kindergarten lessons: Teaching “Thank You” and Developing an Attitude of Gratitude

The Simplest Way to Build a Happy Classroom: Teach Gratitude!

November 3, 2016

Learning to Express Gratitude Is a Year-Long Theme: We Sing, Sign, Spell, Express and Write “Thank You.”

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Fingerspelling builds kinesthetic memory

Discover the Power of Signing Songs for All Children’s Literacy

October 20, 2016

Accelerate ABC/Phonics Mastery with Songs Fingerspelling, Handwriting, and “Heart Words!” Preventing reading failure and building the reading and writing brain…

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Weekly Focus: Accelerate ABC/Phonics Mastery with Songs, Fingerspelling, Handwriting, and “Heart Words!”

October 13, 2016

Accelerate ABC/Phonics Mastery with Songs Fingerspelling, Handwriting, and “Heart Words!” Preventing reading failure and building the reading and writing brain…

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What Is the Best Power Sentence to Build Writing Fluency in Kindergarten?

October 6, 2016

It’s early October and kindergarten children are learning the joys of writing for real world purposes. Writing and reading fluency with a growing collection of high-frequency “heart word” sentences is our next important learning target.

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information writing

How to Teach Information Writing in Kindergarten: Create Engaged and Purposeful Writers!

September 28, 2016

Glimpses of Information Writing in Kindergarten. W.K.2. Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.

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opinion writing

The Easiest Most Authentic Ways to Build Opinion Writing in Kindergarten

September 25, 2016

Opinion Writing: W.K.1. Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book (e.g., My favorite book is…).

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