Class journals - once a student writes in it they have the option of choosing a sticker from my collection to place on the front cover. The stickers show me how many kids have tackled each topic. New twist on my classroom journals.
Silly sentence project-- for building sentence patterns with various nouns, verbs, articles, etc. So many sentences can be created.maybe have the student write the sentence on a lined white board (from dollar tree)
AWESOME - not the paint samples necessarily, but more "core" words to use to illustrate importance of strong and specific verbs in writing! Use paint cards for teaching the Common Core Language standard about "Shades of Meaning"
A paint-chip synonym garden! The colors on the paint strip are similar, but not exactly the same, just like the synonyms themselves. Think I'll try this next year and add an antonym to the last space, as suggested by the original poster.
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.] Stacy Shubitz Two Writing Teachers
Great idea for my book club! Brown Bag Book Club: Students fill out the reader response form. Fill the bag with popcorn and divide students into groups to discuss the story. They can snack as they share what they learned.
I completely forgot about these-- Cereal box t. Great for book reports or new creative writing projects. I used to do these back in elementary school and we would have to make a report using cereal boxes or a box.