Make a mailbox for your writing center to encourage your students to write!!
Digging Deeper: Writing about Reading in our Reading Notebooks!
My Heart Map. Students create a heart map in their writer's notebook as inspiration for their writing. 3 important people, 3 hobbies, 3 important places, 3 memories, and 3 important things. They will always have something to write about for a personal narrative.
10 Nonfiction Activity Ideas for Kids!
A year's worth of Daily 5 Work on Writing activities with free downloads and ideas // second story window
Practice spelling, grammar, and punctuation with your students by editing famous people's tweets.
Pinner said: After my students write a piece I have them leave it on their desks when they go to lunch or special area classes. I place a Skittle on each correct punctuation mark (and I usually put one or two one if they indent a paragraph). Let me tell you, Skittles are the great motivator!