For the past 21 years, Empowering Writers’ has provided, award winning teacher resources that provide everything a teacher needs to be successful with their writing instruction – including bilingual classrooms. All of our comprehensive resources align with the required state standards. Whether in print or online, each comprehensive resource is designed with:
Getting Ready to Write guide is jam-packed with lessons that will prepare your youngest writers for narrative, expository/informative, and opinion writing, as well as age-appropriate research skills. This book focuses on awareness and understanding of story and of genre with age-appropriate lessons for your youngest authors. This guide comes with a set of K1 Activity cards in Spanish.
A set of Tabletop Sentence Starters provides easy-reference sensory sentence starters to help children improve word choice and sentence variety. This new, kid-friendly spin on our most popular Elaborative Detail/K-1 poster sets is designed for use with small collaborative groups or learning stations. Another great supplemental resource for the bilingual classroom are our popular K-1 Story Poster set in Spanish. This 5 poster set serves as a handy, student-friendly reminder of skills taught.
Expository & Opinion Writing Guides include all foundational expository and opinion writing skills, strategies, and lesson plans necessary for effective expository, opinion, and response to text writing. A strong reading-writing connection is established throughout, and offers multiple opportunities for deconstructing, analyzing and annotating texts in order to prepare students to write in response to them.
The Narrative Writing Guide include all of the foundational narrative writing skills and provides everything you need to be successful at teaching narrative, personal experience and response to text writing.
A Sentence A Day for Grade 2 – in an engaging, fast-paced ten minutes a day, students continue to learn how sentences are constructed, recognize the parts of simple sentences, parts of speech, grammar and punctuation, while reinforcing the basic characteristics of narrative and expository writing.
The Student Writing Folders are a great reference tool and organizer all in one. When writing, students can refer to the suggested sentence starters to help build variety and interesting word choice in their writing. Then they can simply store their work in progress in the handy pocket inside these brightly colored folders.