This would be a fun team activity to review sensory details. Give each table a different item to describe together! I did this with bubble gum, pop rocks, tacos, cotton candy...the options are endless! I love any excuse to incorporate food in the classroom ;-)
The Writing Portfolios in high school was a big influence on being literate. The portfolio helped me improve my writing skills and techniques. While completing the different type of papers for the portfolio, I learned that I was actually a better writer than I thought I was. The writing portfolio really helped me as a writer to express myself on paper even though I didn't believe ibwas a good writer.