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    The Rule of So What from Nancie Atwell's Lessons That Change Writers

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    Fun and revealing Writers Workshop idea - heart mapping. Shamelessly stolen from Nancie Atwell's "Lessons that Change Writers". Use as a springboard for a longer reflective draft. This was my model.

    Great ideas and lessons for writers notebooks!

    WRITER #1:Tell the story about what was happening when this picture was taken. WRITER #2: Add to the the first writer's story. WRITER #3: Share your thoughts or the life lesson. WRITER #1: Read the story. Edit and revise it for clarity. Give it a title. Lesson link (Photo source link below)

    DESCRIPTIVE WORDS~ Great for writing, lessons on synonyms/antonyms, or for lesson on use of specific language.

    Neil Gaiman's 8 Rules for Writing - great tips from an awesome writer! #tips

    The Simple Writing Lessons series shows you how to move away from writing prompts and toward helping kids become independent writers... check out this mini-lesson on how to help kids who are "stuck" after just 2-3 sentences!

    What do writers write? Nice visual to display ideas generated in initial writing lessons.

    mini lesson ideas

    {freebie} Rules for dialogue

    Elmore Leonard's Rules for Writing - A Tribute to a Great Writer [infographic]

    Writing and re-writing. authors. writer quotes. goals. advice. wisdom. life lessons.

    Owl Moon: Printable Lesson Plans for Small Moments to Engage Young Writers ~ TONS of Fabulous Resources for Writing Workshop! #small #moments #writing #MAISA #calkins #fletcher

    Great site for Writer's Workshop ideas! Mini lessons, genre units (complete with publication and celebration!!), writer's notebook setup (binderized!), and more!

    This blog has so many great ideas for charts that are perfect for Reader's and Writer's Workshop! We use student samples often in mini-lessons - this is a great way to keep the ideas alive. # Pin++ for Pinterest #

    Writing genres, my writers jot down notes from my teacher mini lessons in a SEED journal. They may create a flip-book like this one or Popplet on their iPads/Smartphones.

    What messages do we send our students as writers? Check out my reflections on a lesson from last year--and what I'm going to do about it this year!

    Writer's tools

    This sentence has five words. Helpful to show how sentence length can change the feel of a story.

    YES!!! Do I dare share this with parents on back to school night? This is MY classroom and you follow the rules or face the consequences...LOVE IT!