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Opinion Transition Words

These transition words are helpful in linking ideas together in opinion writing.The vocabulary (opinion/thesis, reasons, examples, conclusion) and color coding are consistent with Lucy Calkins Units of Study for 3rd and 4th grade.


This Writing Conference Checklist aligns with the Lucy Calkins Units of Study for Kindergarten Narrative Wrting. It works with both Launching the Writer's Workshop and Writing for Readers. I always find it difficult to have a really focused writing conference with a child while noting exactly what occurred during the conference.

Small Moments Poster for Lucy Calkins Narrative Unit

This is a one-page poster to teach students about Small Moments. It aligns with the Lucy Calkins Narrative Unit, and can be used for or grade. You can