Knowing this information, I felt compelled to make sure that I incorporated writing daily in my 2nd grade classroom.
But I love teaching writing, so it only made that fire bigger.
As I talk to teachers and reflect on my own teaching, one thing I've realized (it only took 12 years) is that kids aren't (at least mine aren't) taught writing vocabulary. I thought of the words that kids needed to know (I'm sure I missed some), and I created some lessons which teach both vocabulary and writing skills.
Now let's do this my fellow teachers! Let's make writing a priority. Once kids get it, you will have a classroom filled with kids writing independently (and quietly)! Guaranteed!
Head on over to Room to Write #1: Sequence of Events
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