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    Using your writing "voices"! Great acronym for the 6 Traits

    Six Traits

    Quiet writing time with fun music was one of the MOST peaceful times in my classroom this year. The kids loved it. Love this chart to introduce the expectations for it.

    Personal Narrative Lessons-brilliant!

    Six Traits breakdown of lessons to complete and check off

    Cute writing bulletin board!

    You simply post this up on the board and students must create a story using one phrase from each color. This is fun and challenging!

    This is the CUTEST writing assignment EVER!!! I did this a few years ago and their ideas of my secret life were hilarious!

    As far as creative word choice goes, bad is bad. Help your students find just the right way to say something isn't up to snuff.

    Launching Writing Workshop: 25 Free #CCSS Lessons with Anchor Charts & Printables

    Writer's Workshop Rehearsal Strategies: I like this for a first day activity

    I like this idea of a checklist for mini-lessons. We could come up with ideas for all mini-lessons at the beginning of the year using the objectives and units. Once the mini-lesson has been taught, the checklist would help with conferencing discussions.

    If I can... {Lucy Calkins}- did this lesson last week with my class. It is our writing motto now.

    The Go To Teacher: March Madness

    Cafe-style board for 6Traits

    Teacherific: daily 5 Re-designing how centers are done next year!

    A Year of Mini Writing Lessons

    For Writing Workshop

    Good writing avoids bland adjectives like good. This poster helps young writers find more specific and vivid alternatives. An excellent tool for building vocabu

    *Teaching Maddeness*: Writing Workshop Series: Post #1 Writers' Notebooks