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10 Books That Inspire Kids to Write (+ writing paper printables)

My Top 10 Picture Books to Use When Modeling Writing to Students

have kids put their faces on pictures found in magazines, and then write a story about themselves in that situation. This should be extremely popular!

Teacher Idea Factory: SCREAMIN' GOOD SUMMARY - will love this! And for Math Teachers SCREAMIN' GOOD MATHEMATICAL REASONING

TAPE ENVELOPES INTO NOTEBOOKS: Organizing Research Notes for Expository Writing [Each envelope represents a subtopic. Inside the envelopes, students tuck pieces of support or facts for that particular subtopic. Folds up and fits in writing folders.

Office Max will cut composition books in half.. Great idea since younger students do not use the whole page in a journal!

Great idea! When students are at lunch the "Punctuation Super Heroes" sneak in and leave Skittles on correct punctuation. Very motivating.

"How to Blow a Bubble" instructional writing...

Freebie for Christmas! Reading Countdown Elf on Shelf Writing Center Materials Stop by my store to see my Elf on a Shelf Writing Center Material...

Use a highlighter to help with ABC order. Link includes a FREE download of ABC order activities including this worksheet.

Website where you can type in text and it will turn it into a shape! Perfect for poetry writing.#Repin By:Pinterest++ for iPad#

"Word boxes: If a student doesn't know how to spell a word, they check the card in the box. If it's not there, they bring the card to me, we spell it together, and then the card goes back in its spot when they're done. Promotes independent writers - could use to supplement a word wall

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.