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Word boxes: If a student doesn't know how to spell a word, they check the card in the box. If it's not there, they bring the card to me, we spell it together, and then the card goes back in its spot when they're done. Promotes independent writers!

Download this free touchy feely printable to help you use all of your senses when you write. #writingtip #amwriting #nanowrimo

Writers Workshop Poster: 100 Colorful Words to Use in Place of "Said"

Handout or mini-poster on colorful words writers can use instead of "said." Students can put the b&w version in their writing notebooks for reference.

Another Pinner said: I used this template to create Writing Offices for my third grade students. The students have these offices available when they are writing and can refer to the information listed there! It includes information about: the writing process, an editing checklist, punctuation, writing super sentences, transition and story words, letter formation (both print and cursive) and a space to put current work.

Great chart of actions that show characters' feelings. #writing tips (Sometimes we need an elementary school chart to bring us back to the basics)