Here's an easy way for students to practice their spelling words. Have them draw a big scribble on their page - remind them to leave big spaces in their scribble! Using coloured pencils, they can then fill the spaces with their words.
Story Map Poster using Post-Its!!! Help them organize their thoughts: Printable version also available for use with smaller post-its...although my son writes very large, this is a great idea to help him produce more than a couple random sentences.