Write a boring adjective at the bottom of the paint strip on the most boring color. Give each student a paint strip and they can use a thesaurus or a word wall to think of "more colorful" words for their strip. Hang all of their strips on the door and they can use those words to help "make their writing colorful!"

Write a boring adjective at the bottom of the paint strip on the most boring color. Give each student a paint strip and they can use a thesaurus or a word wall to think of "more colorful" words for their strip. Hang all of their strips on the door and they can use those words to help "make their writing colorful!"

Students write a story using all the kooky names on a paint strip! This is one great writing prompt!

Students write a story using all the kooky names on a paint strip! This is one great writing prompt!

I love this site! Every-Day Edits - Daily paragraph with ten built-in errors of basic spelling, grammar, punctuation, or capitalization. Send students on a hunting expedition, then review the work with them. This daily exposure is sure to cement some very important skills as it lays the foundation for improving students' test scores.

I love this site! Every-Day Edits - Daily paragraph with ten built-in errors of basic spelling, grammar, punctuation, or capitalization. Send students on a hunting expedition, then review the work with them. This daily exposure is sure to cement some very important skills as it lays the foundation for improving students' test scores.

Writing prompt: One day you find this tiny door in your bedroom. What do you do? Who uses that doir? Where does it lead?

Writing prompt: One day you find this tiny door in your bedroom. What do you do? Who uses that doir? Where does it lead?

A fun way to respond to a novel that a class is studying or even a picture book. What would your character say on their Facebook status?

A fun way to respond to a novel that a class is studying or even a picture book. What would your character say on their Facebook status?

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