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How to Have the Best Kindergarten Back-to-School Night Ever: Family Scavenger Hunt Step-by-Step

August 11, 2019

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Weekly Focus: Ten Tips for Teaching Handwriting Grip

July 24, 2019

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Guest Blogger, Heather Cacak

July 16, 2019

Hello! My name is Heather Cacak, and I am honored to be a guest blogger on Nellie’s blog. Today’s blog post will focus on what seems like one simple component of the writing workshop time frame, but it’s really how I manage to get my students writing authentically and independently each day.

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Simplify Kindergarten Handwriting Instruction

How to Simplify Kindergarten Handwriting Instruction

July 2, 2019

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The Best Ways to Talk to Kindergartners About Their Writing

June 26, 2019

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Joyful Accelerated Literacy with High-Frequency Sight Words: We Call Them “Heart Words!”

June 19, 2019

A Preview of Nellie Edge Online Seminar #3. Among the highest impact strategies documented in our Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core program, our “heart words” strategies are the most powerful for building writing stamina and fluency! Writing “heart word” sentences builds the reading brain.

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Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting: 10 Keys to Success

May 14, 2019

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

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Glimpses from Joyful Kindergartens

7 Simple and Delightful Kindergarten Celebrations to End Your Year

April 10, 2019

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Poetry Month and Earth Day Connections

April 3, 2019

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10 Reasons to Teach Fingerspelling in Kindergarten

March 19, 2019

Fingerspelling helps the brain remember letters and sounds: It becomes the memory hook to ABC/Phonics mastery. Fingerspelling will enhance the effectiveness of any ABC/Phonics program.

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Bring Planning and Passion to Kindergarten Round-Up

March 7, 2019

 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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opinion writing

The Easiest Most Authentic Ways to Build Opinion Writing in Kindergarten

March 1, 2019

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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information writing

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

February 20, 2019

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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Kindergarten Writing Workshop and Independent Writing Centers All Year Long

7 Proven Practices for Creating a Powerful Kindergarten Writing Workshop Model

February 6, 2019

Fingerspelling helps the brain remember letters and sounds: It becomes the memory hook to ABC/Phonics mastery. Fingerspelling will enhance the effectiveness of any ABC/Phonics program.

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Kindergarten Writing Connections

Freebies and February Themes of Love and Friendship

January 29, 2019

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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