Creative Writing Day 10: About Me Fingerprint

10 ways to help children learn to write their names

100 Ways to Say Said

Fantastic opportunity for student writing! What a cool idea! Get student fingerprint and enlarge on copier. WRITE! Personality unit

Writing Hooks Anchor Chart

I would love to see what the kids would write! Great writing prompt!

Hooks for their intros: Fourth Grade Freebies from the High-Tech Teacher: Literacy

Editing wheel for writing.

"Show", not "tell"... Neat idea. Something many 4th grade students struggle with. Very cute idea!

other ways to say "said"...

Modify with argument words for critical reading.

Persuasive Writing: 5 Tips for Students

Writing: Activities

Descriptive feelings for creative journaling.

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

Summarization Strategy called "the incredible shrinking notes". Students start out writing a summary of a reading selection on the large index card. Students are then given the medium sized card and have to take the information from the large card and condense it onto the medium sized card. Finally, students are given the small card and must take the information from the medium sized card and condense it further onto the small card.

read aloud for helping kids write

better words


K-1 Writing Rubric