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Picnic Talk- Writing (Some Ideas for Second Graders)

Today the ABC picnic talk is all about WRITING. I have not started writing with my little one yet- but I have some cool resources from my second grade years that might benefit some of you out there!
The first set of ideas goes along with a program called “Step Up to Writing“. This is a step by step approach to teaching children to write in an organized manner- teaching topic sentences, supporting the main idea, and restating the topic sentence at the end of the paragraph. It helps student to stay on track with their writing thoughts.
Here is some ideas that I used with this program:

  1. This is a great online outine to help with the Step Up to Writing Process… simply fill in the blanks with information, then print. You can also reset the form if you change your mind!
  2. This is one of the GREATEST websites I have seen on Step Up to Writing… I love the graphics, the explanations, and at the bottom of the page you can click on a pencil for a step up prompt. AMAZING!!!!
  3. i knowmany things about.pdf
  4. i know many things about st version.pdf

I also liked to teach the creative writing process. This includes prewriting/drafting, revising, editing,and publishing both original and assigned writing pieces. The concept of authorship is valued in second grade. Each child is believed to be an author/writer with a story to tell.One of the things I would do with my second graders is teach the editing marks (we called them writer’s secrets-
Lastly, here is a link to some writing websites that I used with my second grade students- its been a couple years since I used them- so if the links are broken I’m sorry! There are 12 online student activities that range from capitalization to periods! And some grammar inbetween!
Happy Teaching! 🙂

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