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Writer's Workshop Conference I love this! Have an order (abc last name?) & plan/guide (this sheet... Keep all students' sheets for the year in a teacher's Wr. Workshop notebook?)- conferencing will not only happen when a kid is almost ready to publish & turn into a "teacher fix this for me" session!!!

Parts of Speech Sheet

Parts of Speech Reference Sheet (link goes to "Click Here to Print" option on Scholastic's website) Free

Words Commonly Used to Describe Sounds

The trick is to not use them in their stereotypical way. Ex: "A hard knot clutched at her throat as the little orphan mewed closer, a dirty hand outstretched."

Prefix activities

prefix reference posters- easy to read. Perfect to display during your word studies! So many other great ideas for teaching prefixes in this post as well.

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.