FREE Spanish Writing Folder Tools

FREE Spanish Writing Folder Tools

Are you teaching writing in Spanish? If so, and you work with kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade students, I’ve got a BIG freebie for you! In this blog post, I explain how I use my Spanish writing folder tools to help my students become more independent writers. Keep reading to get all of these materials…Continue Reading

Spanish Writing Mentor Texts for K-2

Spanish Writing Mentor Texts for K-2

If you teach writing in Spanish, then you may be able to relate to the difficulties I’ve had with finding materials! One problem I’ve had is finding mentor texts in Spanish. (Mentor texts are books that can be used to teach students about writing. We point out writing strategies that a published author has used…Continue Reading

How to Use Detailed Rubrics to Guide Your Writing Instruction

How to Use Detailed Rubrics to Guide Your Writing Instruction

A detailed writing rubric is worth its weight in gold! (Actually…maybe it’s worth a lot more than that, because a sheet of paper doesn’t weigh very much. 😝) But anyway…you get what I’m saying! Detailed writing rubrics are very valuable, because they a) help us get a clear picture of how students are doing (much more…Continue Reading

How to Assess K-2 Students’ Writing in a Writing Workshop Model

How to Assess K-2 Students’ Writing in a Writing Workshop Model

In the writing workshop model, assessing or grading students’ writing can be a challenge. Students are typically choosing different topics, selecting which strategies they want to apply, finishing their writing at different times…it can feel a little “all over the place.” So how do you assess their work in a consistent, easy-to-manage way? My personal…Continue Reading