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Ideas for teaching when to start a new paragraph - this pin goes to a product but I pinned it as an example of ideas to add to an anchor chart on this topic

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Writing Workshop Series: Post #1 Writers' Notebooks

Trash can thesaurus. Clever idea!

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Ways to Say 'Went' Display Poster

Ways to Say 'Went'

"Would You Like A Synonym With That" Synonym Word Wall- This display would be a great way to get students to expand their vocabulary by visually seeing the different words they can use or by adding more synonyms to the wall.

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Opening and Closing Statements


Have the students make their writing "more colorful" by using paint strips. Write a boring adjective at the bottom of the paint strip on the most boring color. Give each student a paint strip and they can use a thesaurus or a word wall to think of "more colorful" words for their strip. Put the best word on the brightest part of the strip. Hang all of their strips on the door and they can use those words to help "make their writing colorful!"

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Having Fun With Fluency! Part 2 — Strategies Readers Will Enjoy

Teach fluency by exploring different ways to say "said"...I will definitely be sharing this with my students.

I love this! It is so important for students to see models! Using a rubric scale to compare weak and strong writing models is a great way for students to begin to reflect on their own writing!

I love these anchor charts - especially the ones that addressing writing and editing skills.