I’m trying to train my kids to use their heart maps when they need writing inspiration, so I keep my heart map by my easel and refer to it during every minilesson prior to writing. I like to pretend…VERY dramatically…that I have NOTHING to write about. The kids are quick to remind me that I can use my heart map for inspiration! They’re all, “DUH, Mrs. Carroll!!!” HA!
Following Directions test hahaha I used to love/hate these!! I'd always fall for it. Another idea is to make it extra credit in the directions if a quiz or test. (Put your initials next to number 8 for 1 extra credit point) Teaches them to ALWAYS read directions