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Use this FREE poster / anchor chart to help your students pull the supporting evidence and details out from the text.

Evidence in Writing Poster

Hooks for their intros: Fourth Grade Freebies from the High-Tech Teacher: Literacy

Stuff Students Say and Other Classroom Treasures: Literacy

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Show Don’t Tell: A Descriptive Writing Game

Show Dont Tell is a new writing game that will help all players learn how to become excellent, descriptive writers. Come learn more!

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Show Don't Tell - student chosen from books (Beth Newingham)

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Alphabet Brainstorming- can be used with any subject/unit as review or idea generator. Have students work in groups to come up with one idea per letter.

ABC Brainstorming

Writing Station Activities for Young Learners

Writing Station Activities for Young Learners

Kids of all ages love comics and these 30 templates will give them plenty of options for a wide variety of writing and art projects. A FREE sample to try is included in the Preview. Retelling, sequencing, cause and effect, step-by-step, and writing a math story problem are a few of the ways to use these comic strip templates.

Comic Strip Templates for K-12 Writing and Art

Peer Editing Checklist-I would revise this to put the "This is what I like" sentences at the top and check list at bottom. So very important for peer editors to start with a positive comment. Also could be adapted to any grade level using CCS as guide.

Lesson Plan SOS Teachers

comic strip writing idea

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The High-Tech Teacher: Slick Tricks for Grade Six: Writing Resource Notebook!! Hours of research and work PLUS picture books to correspond! :)

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Free!!! The Writing printables! Using "thinking maps"

Made In The Shade In 2nd Grade: Write from the Beginning :)

Opinion Organizer FREEBIES!


Opinion writing graphic organizer

Teach on a Limb

Students can self-author an original fable using this graphic organizer. Choose from characters, settings, and morals, create a problem and solution, and design a BME.

Write Your Own Fable Freebie

Here are some free (and visually-pleasing) graphic organizers for teaching writing.

Free Graphic Organizers for Teaching Writing

Free Printable Blank Story Board and suggestions for how to teach narrative

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Writing paper. Love that the checklist is on the same paper. Love this! Adapt to upper grades

Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations: Treats for Our Sweets!

3 Writing Rubrics. Two story writing rubrics and one compare/contrast writing rubric. Great for grades 3-8!

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Link to free bio note booking page

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Writing Activity

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How to write a concise summary for third graders! (FREEBIE!)

One Extra Degree: Summaries vs. Retellings FREEBIE!

How to write a concise summary for third graders! (FREEBIE!)

One Extra Degree: Summaries vs. Retellings FREEBIE!

Informational writing graphic organizer

Bears, Bears, Bears

A blog post on organizing and storing student writing portfolios so that they are easy for students to access. There is a free writing portfolio cover too.

Across the Hall in 2nd

Great to use for analyzing a character in reading, OR create a character in this!

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