Inking Thoughts: December’s Writing Calendar

Putting Your Thoughts on Paper: Everyday writing helps every learner in so many ways. During this holiday season, your family can create beautiful pages of memories, hopes, and a treasury of 2021 “captured moments.” Penmanship… Seasonal Spelling… Paragraphing… Punctuation… Creative designs! All will be captured in their individual learning journals. Gathering materials: family learning journals,Continue reading “Inking Thoughts: December’s Writing Calendar”

Inking Thoughts: Adlibs

Putting Your Thoughts on Paper: Turkey Dinner Adlib Gathering materials: family learning journals, pencils, colored pencils, crayons Reading and Writing Connection: Thanksgiving Dinner (Nouns; Adjectives; Verbs) Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label the top of the page with today’s learning topic/skill.Continue reading “Inking Thoughts: Adlibs”

Inking Thoughts

Putting Your Thoughts on Pape: A Squirrel’s Tale! Gathering materials: family learning journals, pencils, colored pencils, crayons Reading and Writing Connection: Crazy adlibs are fun and encourages creative writing. Adlibs improve writing, word play, sentence formation and the parts of speech. Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it.Continue reading “Inking Thoughts”

Inking Thoughts: Sentencing

Putting Your Thoughts on Paper: Sentencing Patterns Gathering materials: family learning journals, pencils, and colored pencils Reading and Writing Connection: Grammar Connection: Why do you need to know this literary skill? Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label the top of theContinue reading “Inking Thoughts: Sentencing”

Inking Thoughts: Fall Poetry

Gathering materials: family learning journals, pencils, crayons (red, green, brown, and yellow), and the leaves gathered from a family walk about! Reading and Writing Connection: Seasonal Acrostic poetry: Leaf rubbings Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label the top of the pageContinue reading “Inking Thoughts: Fall Poetry”

Inking Thoughts: Creative Writing

Gathering materials: family learning journals, pencils, colored pencils, and crayons Reading and Writing Connection: Creative Writing Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label the top of the page with today’s learning topic/skill.  Creative Writing: Today’s topic… Once everyone has looked at theContinue reading “Inking Thoughts: Creative Writing”

Inking Thoughts

Gathering materials: family learning journals, pencils, colored pencils, crayons, and their independent book choice (what book they are silent reading at home) Reading and Writing Connection: Today’s writing connection is focused on the skill of crafting compound sentences. A compound sentence joins two independent clauses that have related ideas. These independent clauses (simple sentences) areContinue reading “Inking Thoughts”

Inking Thoughts: Creative Writing

Gathering materials: family learning journals, pencils, colored pencils, crayons, and the book they want to write about. Reading and Writing Connection: Today’s creative writing prompt is a mysterious “secret” door paragraph. Share: The slide above. Each of the visual tools will provide discussion topics for new learning and/or review for writing skills. Discuss: What theyContinue reading “Inking Thoughts: Creative Writing”