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A writers best friend.

For all the writers out there it can be difficult finding the perfect emotion for your character, whether your character is sad, angry, or surprised those words can seem to get a bit boring. so i introduce the Writer's Wheel of emotion. Enjoy - J.

**VIDEO** post about implementing Writer's Workshop in your classroom!! Lots of great tips :)

Love the "I can't imagine life without" for their journal to intro our narrative unit--**VIDEO** post about implementing Writer's Workshop in your classroom! Lots of great tips

The students read the passage independently, then travel around the classroom answering the questions on butcher paper. There can be 3-4 stations with each station asking a question about a story element (i.e. one on characters, one on setting etc). Each stations has enough squares for each student in the class to write their answer. The question can be posted on the butcher paper, or on the wall. Students must support their answer with evidence from the story.

The students read the passage independently, then travel around the classroom answering the questions on butcher paper. There can be stations with each station asking a question about a story element (i. one on characters, one on setting etc).

Exit ticket/ comprehension check. What is the question to this answer?

What is the Question?

Love this idea! (I often see similar activities for math, but this is the first time I've seen this activity used within a literacy lesson.) This could be a great exit ticket idea for the topic they just learned about.

Read about how "Paragraph of the Week" writing homework helped improve my students' writing!

Paragraph of the Week: Improve Student Writing

Paragraph writing can be difficult for students. This post talks about my favorite paragraph writing activities and explains how Paragraph of the Week improved my students' writing. Love the writing prompts and writing rubrics!

This is a story tower where children illustrate the title on one card, the setting, author's purpose, beginning, middle, end... whatever! They write sentences or a paragraph on the back. Then they build it...This can be each child doing one card to build a group story tower or each child can make their own.(Pic only/See explanation above)

This is a story tower where children illustrate the title on one card, sentences or a paragraph on the back. Then they build it.This can be each child doing one card to build a group story tower or each child can make their own. great for bible stories!

Show Don't Tell emotions chart - this is a great tool for all young writers, but it's perfect for students working on their narratives!

writing, narrative writing, Good anchor chart for descriptions for feelings. Great to emphasize for narrative writing and making interesting word choices. Perfect for teaching Show, Not Tell.

Next year? Maybe?

Writing Process Clip Chart Posters - Rainbow Theme

Writing Organization Woes Solved in Mrs. Beattie's Classroom ~Many designs to suit your classroom theme, or request a custom product!~ Where the kids are at in the writing process

Interactive reading board! Each student will fill their cup with books they read…

An interactive reading board! Each student fills their cup with books they read in and out of school throughout the year! Use paint sample slips from hardware stores! Students can check out their peer cups for ideas. Fill your cup with knowledge!

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