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Encourage descriptive writing with these alternatives to "said".

Teaching students to write long reading response off of sticky note thinking

120 Writing Prompts---for kids who can't think of journal ideas..grab one... i wish my teachers had had something like this....

"This website has really interesting writing prompts. Some of them are really fun!"

{the best part of me} --writing prompt

Writing Prompt (Trapped in a snow globe)

Expository Essentials Poster

Squirrel's New Year's Resolution. DOING THIS!

Expanding sentences. Absolutely doing this with the kids.

Expository Writing

Make your own printable handwriting worksheets. YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!

@Jill Houck---but with our writing process steps... good way to keep track of where kids are at, and if a helper comes in its easy for them to see who needs help.

A strategy to teach how to write a complete sentence- I love the strip that prompts the kids to write an adjective, noun, verb and place.

I did this last year with the word "good", the kids loved it!

handwriting practice

No, It’s Not Arbitrary and Does Make Sense: Teaching the English Punctuation System

@Jill Houck---The Clever School Teacher: Book lists complied by reading strategies, writing traits, and common core!!!