This is an 8 1/2 x 11 sized "poster" that I created to help my second grade students to remember to write better sentences. It helps them to remember to include details in their sentences and try to paint a picture with words, including verbs, adjectives, nouns, etc.
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.