Musical chairs writing. When the music stops you pick up writing where the last person left off.
Musical Chairs Reading at Miss Sporn's Class
The Day the Crayons Quit. Teaches letter writing and persuasive text all in one while being absolutely hilarious.
The Day the Crayons Quit
101 Writing Prompts Idea in a Jar - like "What would you do if you found a pair of magical shoes?" or "Write a story about a robot that does your homework."
101+ Writing Prompts (with writing checklist)
For upper grades- These are AMAZING journal pages!! At first I thought it was for a paid product...but NO...click on the page you want, then go to the bottom of the next page and you can choose with or without a border! Lots of terrific pages!!!
Scholastic Story Starters - Great for the 6 Traits of Writing - Writing Ideas www.scholastic.co...
Each student comes up and picks a stick out of my hand; they have to place the word in the right cup. Then, after all sticks have been sorted, students can choose one stick from each cup and create a sentence using all three words. A great informal assessment!
Book Spine Poems
Sentence Writing - Expanding, adding who, what, when, where, why.. Board warm.up buy journals - buy it or make your own version!
Sentence Writing - Expanding, adding who, what, when, where, why
Print “washed out” pictures onto lined paper for writing letters. to create “washed out” pictures, copy & paste a picture onto word, select “format picture,” select “picture,” then under “image control” & “color” dropdown box, select “washout.” print and write your letter!
The world's greatest essay, written by a 12-year-old who really, really hates plain doughnuts. This is probably my new favorite thing.
Halloween book report. Decorate a pumpkin as your favorite character in the book you read! Could also do one for face character in writing!!!