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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.

Paragraph Reminder~ This is great for students who are beginning to write multi-paragraph narratives or essays. Simple, clear, and helpful!

FREE 10 Paragraph Writing Printables~ Resources include a paragraph poster, prompts, worksheets, and checklists.

writing mini lesson: descriptive writing. Great for Show Not Tell practice. Will definitely do this in writing great for hallway display!

Story Sticks. Yellow = character, Red = conflict, Green = setting, Blue = "Special" Choose one of each and then make up a story based on what you've got.

Writing workshop is the way to go for addressing the Common Core writing standards! This comprehensive unit addresses all of the narrative writing standards. ($) Grab a few free pages in the preview!

Single sheet of paper = mini book - great for writing center - learned this when I was a kid and thought it was magic!

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New Year's Resolutions-a NEW me! {free}

Love this anchor chart for spicing up writing - great tips for developing writers!

Friday Journals--kids write a note on Friday to their parents telling what they learned that week. The parents write a short response back to their child, and the child brings the notebook back Monday. Each parent response earns a sticker for the cover. Love it--a great way to practice letter writing, and to get parents involved. Helps the children ingrain what has been taught into their memory too.

Transitions in writing: Showing passage of time...Patricia Polacco is so good at this. I need to break out her books