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Read Diary of a Worm, Diary of a Spirder, etc. and then students write their own Diary of a Bat at Halloween time. Love the cover on this one!

Whole class journals..each student can write in them on a certain topic and the class can read them at different time. Great 'I'm finished early' activity!

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Writing Center

Everything you need for your writing center.

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Silhouette Autobiographies and Read Across America

Student autobiographies..love this for the first week of school. Possibly have 2 writing samples one from beginning of year and one from the end?

writing mini lesson: descriptive writing. Great for Show Not Tell practice. Will definitely do this in writing great for hallway display!

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Robot Check

So many uses for this book! reading comp: theme. Writing: word choice, voice, illustrating, brainstorming, vivid verbs persuasive writing- having students write an advertisement for a book they have written.

Download the components of this Writing Goals chart for free! Perfect for my Kindergarten kids this time of year.

Popcorn Writing Center Activity: Students pick a yellow piece of popcorn (character) and a white piece of popcorn (setting) and write a short story.

How Santa Got His Job...Will have to read aloud to go along with December persuasive writing activity. (Students write a cover letter to Santa asking him to hire them as an elf.)