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Writing Workshop

Every student can be a writer with these terrific lessons, activities and ideas.

Ideas for notebooking - and I LOVE the idea of calling it "notebooking" rather than writing journal - much less daunting a task. {photo only}

Love this quick file folder writing reference for kids. Located inside: Punctuation rules, capitalization rules, no excuse words, rules for a complete sentence, and synonyms for commonly over used words.

Back and forth journals for Mom and kids. Love this!

Activities: Guess What? A Writing Game Go in a room and secretly describe an object, as descriptively as possible, and then have other students try to guess what was being described. Helps students work on writing vivid sentences- 4th grade

Love this timer and list of reminders for quiet writing time.

1 little punctuation mark has the power to change everything. Yes, using correct spelling and grammar makes a significant difference in your work.

How did J.K. Rowling & J.R.R. Tolkien invent their fictional universes? How to get started #TEDEd

10 Storytelling Elements That Work

Writing Anchor Chart- love this!

I love this! Great quotes to incorporate in mini lessons about why writing is important and what writing allows us to do. :]

SONGS FOR THE SIX TRAITS - Teacher Elizabeth Werner created songs for the 6 traits using the chorus of popular songs. There are 6 videos of her 4th grade class performing the songs.

how to writing anchor. have students write ideas on post it notes and make chart

What an inspiring message to share with students.

Must watch: Our new 10-minute video explains EVERYTHING you need to know about the next-generation writing assessments. What the tests will look like, the skills students need to learn, and practical strategies for the classroom. Bookmark this one ASAP! #weareteachers

Transition words-- nice list to copy and put in students' notebooks.

Cool way to use story cubes: "Challenge older students to use all of the story cube elements in their writing, without using the words themselves (e.g., if they roll a sheep, the story must somehow reference a sheep without specifically referring to one.)"

"Oreo" Anchor Chart for Persuasive Writing