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Differentiation made easy! Reduce your planning time and stay organized (while impressing your principal!). This product contains a total of 42 ea...

Writer's Notebook --simple activities for starting writing off 'WRITE!' this school year! :)

  • Jorge Nunez

    Great idea. I'm looking to do something like this for next year. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

Life... as I know it: Whole-Class Journaling

Mrs. Orman's Classroom: Use Popular Music to Teach Poetic Devices & Figurative Language

If I lived in a snow globe...winter writing idea!

fairytale writing prompt

  • Elaine Erickson

    This is the best! I love it so much-I can't wait to do it right this second!!! Thank You!!!

Listen up writing teachers! This site is a GOLD MINE! Workshop friendly

sample heart map in writers notebooks

Our Bubble Bursting Gum Projects These projects turned out to be a fun & creative way to share several of the major standards that we focused on this year. The project incorporated the following: Timeline (The History of Gum) /Facts/Opinions/“How to” Writing (Written by students for parents to follow)/Compare/Contrast (Types of gum)

One of the best sites I have seen for helping set up Writer's Workshop. She has amazing ideas for genre units (and celebrations)!

How to Blow a Bubble... First, students chewed a piece of gum. Then they wrote a paragraph about how to blow a bubble using transition words such as first, next, and last. Finally, they created a picture of themselves and attached a balloon to their picture so it looks like they are blowing a bubble!!

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

It's not too late to start this super fun writing unit for Halloween! Have your students make a pet monster with this creative writing unit that covers 4 of the CCSS writing standards! It includes Prewriting graphic organizing worksheets to help develop story ideas, build character descriptions, create a problem and solution, and organize events in the story. It also includes lined writing paper with monster-themed borders, teacher observation form, and revising and editing checklists.

This fabulous 4th grade opinion writing lesson is based on the Common Core Standards. $3.00 This lesson plan includes teacher instructions, student instructions, a...

Just the thought of doing a research project is enough to send some students into a permanent state of shock, (and fill teachers with dread!). End the fear with this fun and easy method of organizing and writing research projects.

Being a Good Writer: Writing tips and strategies from Lucy Calkins. I can't wait to share this with my class!

($3.50)This Common Core aligned powerpoint presentation is a fun and interactive way to get your students excited about writing their own personal narrati...