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FREE Christmas Writing Activity

FREE Christmas Writing Activity

Get out the dice this holiday season with this FREE Christmas Writing Activity! Students roll a die three times and use the pictures to write a silly sentence. After writing six sentences they can read it all together for a silly Christmas story! Another option is to do the activity with phrases that are provided. These activity pages are available in color and black & white for whatever your printing needs are. Primary dotted lines are also available for early writers.

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Free Picturebook App

Free Picturebook App | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

I love to use this free Picturebook App to work on writing, typing, and reading skills! Kids will have so much fun designing their own books and showing them off. There are options to share the book through Facebook, email as a PDF, or share with other Picturebook users. I personally love the PDF option the best!

The app comes with pictures to use in the book. They are pretty cute and get the creativity going! Just click the add pictures on the top and drag …

Summer Writing Prompts

Summer Writing Prompts | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Try these 25 summer writing prompts to keep kids writing all summer long! These prompts are appropriate for grades K-5, and can be tweaked depending on skill levels. Kids could write these in a summer journal to keep their writing all in one place. Then they can take their journal outside, to the beach, on vacations, or just keep at home for rainy days.

 

1. Write about summer with your five senses.

2. Describe how to make a sand castle.

3. Would you rather have a break from school in the summer, or go to …

Free Handwriting Resources

Free Handwriting Resources | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Need free handwriting resources? I have the list just for you! Handwriting is such an important developmental skill. Not all kids love handwriting practice, so hopefully some of these resources will be a little different and can be helpful. Some of the them are more hands on activities, while others are practice sheets that are ready to print out. I also included a list of free handwriting apps too! I hope you will find these resources helpful for your kids/students!

 

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Educational Minecraft Activities

Educational Minecraft Activities | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

If you have a child or student who plays Minecraft, then you’re going to love these free Educational Minecraft Activities! I have a couple of students who are totally into this game. I honestly didn’t know much about it, but one day I thought I might as well try to incorporate some Minecraft activities into our sessions to get them more excited! And boy did it work :) So here is a list of activities I found for both language arts and math. I wanted …

Spring Writing Prompts

Spring Writing Prompts | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Need some fresh writing ideas for spring? Try these 25 spring writing prompts to get students’ creativity going! These prompts are appropriate for grades K-5, and can be tweaked depending on skill levels. Try these during writing workshop, in a writing center, in a journal, or just extra writing practice at home. I love to see what creative things kids come up with when using these prompts!

 

1. Describe a spring day from a butterfly’s point of view.

2. What would you do if it rained non-stop for a …

Free Book Template Printables

Free Book Template Printables | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

These free book template printables are ready to print and go! I created these to use with a student of mine and wanted something really simple. Don’t get me wrong, I love all things cutesy, but sometimes I go more for the plain look. These pages are simple and can be used for any creative stories your students/children write. Use all the pages to make a book, or just the lined writing pages for whatever you need. I absolutely love reading kids’ stories and …

25 Winter Writing Prompts

25 Winter Writing Prompts | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Try these 25 winter writing prompts to get students’ creativity going this winter! These writing prompts are for grades K-5, and can always be tweaked depending on skill levels. You can use these in writing centers, for writing journals, or just practice at home. Students can brainstorm their ideas first by drawing pictures or making idea maps/charts. Have students share their winter writing when they’re done of course! That’s always my favorite part :)

Winter Writing Prompts

1. Describe a snowy day from a snowflake’s point of view.

2. …

20 Thanksgiving Writing Prompts

20 Thanksgiving Writing Prompts | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Use these 20 Thanksgiving writing prompts all November long! These prompts will get kids thinking about being thankful, the first Thanksgiving, and family traditions. There are a few silly prompts thrown in there as well. Grades K-5 can use these prompts, and they can always be tweaked for various skill levels. Try using one prompt a day leading up to Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Writing Prompts:

1. What is the best thing about Thanksgiving?

2. Make a list of 20 things you are thankful for.

3. Describe Thanksgiving with your five senses.

4. What …

20 Fall Writing Prompts

20 Fall Writing Prompts | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Are your students stuck with what to write about this fall? Try these 20 fall writing prompts to get them started! Use these fall prompts for writing workshop, centers, extra writing practice, or just for fun at home. These prompts are appropriate for grades K-5, and you can always tweak them depending on skill level. Have students brainstorm their ideas by drawing pictures, making lists or maps, or discussing with a partner or group. These are sure to get students’ creativity going!

Fall Writing Prompts:

1. Describe the first …

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