December 3, 2015

Five For Friday: My 5 Favorite Tips and Tricks for Kindergarten Writing

Sticker Spacers 
Using stickers for spaces is a fun way to encourage making spaces in their writing!

Meatball Spacers
My students LOVE using meatball spaces. They really helped me teach students how to make spaces between words. I make them colorful and cute so the students get excited about using them. 

Having an alphabet chart in students writing folders is extremely helpful for sounding out words. I particularly like this one by Glitter, Glue, & Giggles because each letter has the word spelled out underneath. I often see students using this to write about the objects in the pictures.

Kid Writing Rubrics

This FREE writing paper is available in my TpT shop. It allows students to assess their own writing. 

Writing Craftivities!
I LOVE writing craftivities! They are a fun way to mix art with writing. In my Christmas bundle I included 2 writing prompts with the Christmas present craft. The first, students draw and write about their Elf. In the next, students write differentiate needs and wants through writing, magazine clippings, and drawings. I print mine on colors paper or you can have your students color in a black and white present. 


  1. Great ideas, sadly there are second graders that could use those spacing ideas! That present craft is super cute.

    Literacy Spark

  2. Your blog is just adorable, so cute, I love it! I love your writing craftivity!! Your meatball spacers are a great idea and bet the kiddos love using them!

    Teaching Autism

  3. I love these ideas! I teach first, but I have some kiddos who could definitely use them. Thanks for sharing!

    Teaching in the Tropics

    1. No problem! Thanks for visiting my blog!

      - Kristin


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