Sports word walls, anyone? It will soon be time for writing workshop and themed word walls are always nice to have on hand. This is in our free eMember area.
My French friend (and mom of the Miss Owl who makes frequent appearances on this blog) was and is still very happy about the recent French World Cup win. She says,
“This is our second star (second World Cup) since 1998 and I still remember that day.
The World Cup is every 4 years. Yes, it’s extremely hard to become champions.
Brazil holds the most stars and the most appearances to the finals with 5 titles and 7 appearances.”
This inspired me to make an individual word wall for student use as perhaps some children watched the World Cup this summer. For fall writing, at first, it is nice to use summer experiences as a way to help get to know the children and their writing levels. Each word wall page has one illustration per letter and a few words. There are spaces left for children to fill in other words beginning with those letters as they work on story writing.
There are also blank writing frame pages with either space for drawing at the top or just for writing. There are three different line spacing for differentiation in writing workshop. Teachers may just print which pages best fit their own classrooms.
If you like soccer, then you might like the soccer chatterbox and activities included in the soccer freebie.
Letter writing to family and friends is a good second-grade lesson. The free printable is in our free Amember area. The templates are for friendly letters (as in not business letters) and could be part of shared research.