Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Writing Wednesday-Tips, Tricks and All the Rest

Hi Everyone!

Sorry...It has been awhile since I have posted!  June has been absolutely CRAZZZYYY, but I am glad to say that I am officially on summer break! Woo hoo! I can't wait to just lazy around my backyard and enjoy fun explorations with my 6-year-old. I hope your summer is off to a wonderful start!

Lit with Lyns is hosting this fun and educational "Writing Wednesday" blog post!  Every Wednesday, you will be able to find some fun tips and tricks that I have explored when teaching my students writing.

One of my successes with teaching my students writing is teaching the funny, yet creative, acronyms when it comes to memorizing an introduction and a body paragraph. For the introduction, I teach them the acronym, "Give the toddler the cookie".  These are the five components of how I teach the introduction paragraph-Grabber, To explain (elaborate on the grabber), T.A.G and the Thesis Statement, Concluding Sentence.  Crazy enough, it works! I drill it into their head at the beginning of the year, and all year long we continuously recite this silly acronym.  It truly helps them understand the parts of the introduction.

I do the same with the body paragraph, only with the acronym, TALES.  TALES stands for-Topic Sentence, Add an Example, Lift a Line/Citation, Elaborate, Sum it Up.

If you would like to check out some of my writing maps with these fun acronyms, check them out at my Teachers Pay Teachers store! Click on the image!

Thank you so much!


  1. I LOVE your acronyms! That's such a great way to get your students to understand whatever it is that you want them to master. I'll definitely have to try this! Thanks so much!

    Lit with Lyns

  2. Humor is a student's best friend and it opens them to amazing learning opportunities as it does in this clever practice you illustrated here! Thanks for sharing! Ellen

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE the acronyms!! Thank you for sharing.