AWESOME - not the paint samples necessarily, but more "core" words to use to illustrate importance of strong and specific verbs in writing! Use paint cards for teaching the Common Core Language standard about "Shades of Meaning"
This sheet can be used as a reference for kids to use when stuck for something to write about, a fast finisher activity, a first week of school activity, or as a literacy center! Possible alternative to a heart map.
Use these comic strip page templates for creative assignments for your students. They can be used to assign comic/cartoon strips about the unit you are studying, a biography for an author or historical figure, or a creative book report.