Group work trick: Each student writes their own answer on a post-it, they bring the answers together and write a group answer in the center.
Persuasive Writing - love this!
Matchbook Chapter Summaries for Novel Studies. This project is so simple, and you can do it with any novel. This example is for Where the Red Fern Grows.
All 41 School House Rocks CLIPS for the Classroom
OPINION WRITING: This is great to teach kids how to cite evidence and give reasons in opinion writing in a really fun way! "I have evidence that my dad is an alien" is an Audi commercial that can lead to a great discussion about observations.
Upper Elementary Snapshots: Making the Most of Classroom Magazines
"THE BEST PET" COMMON CORE OPINION WRITING UNIT - TeachersPayTeachers.com
FREE Open Ended Question Cards for Higher Level Thinking a
Anchor Chart - Writing