A wall Thesaurus!

SYNONYM WORD WALL "Tired word wall" where kids go grab synonyms to use in their writing instead of the "tired words". love it!

Opinion Writing Anchor Chart

Ten Pin Linky - Writing Ideas

Anchor chart: Sentence starters for writing opinion pieces (Writer's Workshop Mini-Lesson Idea, mentor text)

Setting individual goals for writing

'Writing Goals' display chart - great idea to keep students accountable for writing goals. Jessie's Resources: More classroom display ideas

Author's Purpose

PIE: Author's Purpose (P= Persuade; I = Inform; E = Entertain) (It bugs me that this picture doesn't show it in PIE order! I think the pictures are great for helping students understand the purpose.

Have kids draw them from a hat. They could practice descriptive writing using the color they draw.

I do Paint Chip Poetry, but I have kids use the names of the colors to integrate into their poems. This looks like fun -- I'll have to try it! Have kids draw them from a hat. They could practice descriptive writing using the color they draw.

Figurative Language Chart with activities!

Figurative Language Chart and Student Worksheets

For the more advanced teachers wanting to provide something a little more challenging in the LOTE classroom. See how this works with your students - Figurative Language Chart with activities! Give to your students for quick and easy reference,

Writing about small moments...a Seed vs. a Watermelon anchor chart

Launching Writer’s Workshop

Writing about small moments.a Seed vs. a Watermelon anchor chart.there are a number of terrific writing anchor charts here, but this is my favorite! Kids always want to choose a topic that is just too big! This helps them narrow it down.

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