Last year I read the book, First Grade Writing Workshop and I loved the book. I created writing folders for my students based of ideas from the book. As the year went on I found that we were missing valuable information in our writing folders and I was constantly tweaking the folders throughout the year. So this year I am making some changes.
First I want to add a basic alphabet chart for the beginning of the year when we are focusing on sounding out the consonant sounds. I am not about recreating the wheel if someone else has already invented it so I found a great free one on Pinterest by Lavinia Pop. She offers it for free on TPT and has a variety to pick from. I am going to use one that labels the pictures as well.
Then I found another vowel combination sounding sheet on Pinterest for free by Amanda Hagaman that I am putting next to mine.
This is what my students will start the year with I will be adding more as I introduce more mini lessons. Next week I will show you a few more pages that go along with a couple mini lessons.