Using Picture Books to Teach Letter Writing

Each grade level has an emphasis on commas, letter openings, and closings within the Elementary Common Core Language Standards. I LOVE to teach this through picture books. I like to read one aloud and point out when and where the author used different types of punctuation and capitalization. You can even grab several different copies and let students explore the books and add sticky notes when they notice certain features. This makes it fun and enjoyable (plus kids get to read a great story!) My favorite is Drew DeWalt’s The Day the Crayons Quit. Check out this Amazon Listmania for even more great ideas. Have fun with it!

The Day the Crayons Quit





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Article written by Dr. Rozlyn Linder

This is the official blog of Dr. Roz Linder, an academic, K-12 Language Arts Specialist, former elementary school teacher, high school journalism teacher, and all-around rabble rouser. I am interested in how we equip students to compete in a global community that grows increasingly flatter every millisecond and the practical application of communication pedagogy and Common Core standards.Situated at the intersection of cultural, racial, social, and digital literacy, my blog is all about fostering and supporting the recognition that we don’t teach in your grandad’s America and being happy about that. Let's stop telling students what to think or believe, but prepare students to think critically and often.

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