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What Are Nellie Edge Writing-to-Read “Heart Words?”: How Does Kindergarten Writing Support Phonics Instruction?

January 30, 2023
e Nellie Edge Writing-to Read “Heart Words

Three things young writers know for sure: If I practice writing “heart word” sentences with good handwriting every day, my writing is going to get really good! The more I practice phonics-based spelling, the better I get! If I keep listening for sounds and stretching through words, soon I will be able to fearlessly tackle […]

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Top Ten Kindergarten YouTube Channels

January 23, 2023
Favorite Kindergarten YouTube Videos

 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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How to Set Up a Write-a-Message Center: Inspire kindergarten writers and friends all year long

January 9, 2023
Write-a-Message Center empowers children to use writing for real world purposes.

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

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

January 3, 2023

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

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12 Favorite Kindergarten FREEBIES on TPT

December 27, 2022

These quality resources now include lessons, best practices, and authentic kindergarten writing and art samples—and there are more coming!

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Where Can I Get the Best Drawing, Writing, and Word Work Resources?

December 19, 2022

Great Drawing, Writing, and Word Work Resources – Where to Get Them.
As referenced on Nellie Edge Kindergarten Writing Seminars; Updated June 2017.

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Introducing Nellie’s Thursday-Friday FREEBIE for YOU!

December 15, 2022

Greetings, faithful blog followers. Here is a special Thank You Gift! On Thursday and Friday we will take one of our favorite TPT products and slash the price to NOTHING, compliments of Nellie Edge Kindergarten.   Many of you know we spent a whole year developing our Poetry “I Can Read” Notebook BUNDLE The final […]

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Honoring the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

December 5, 2022
Martin Luther King Jr.

 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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How Do Kindergarten Teachers Create a Culture of Writers?

November 21, 2022

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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The Best Ways to Talk to Kindergartners About Their Writing

November 13, 2022

Our language helps build the positive emotional climate where children grow as writers and illustrators and take pride in doing quality work. Our words help build a “growth mindset” so that young children learn they can teach their brains any new skills! To build emotional resilience, research says, praise children’s efforts towards their goals, perseverance, […]

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