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Pinner said: After my students write a piece I have them leave it on their desks when they go to lunch or special area classes. I place a Skittle on each correct punctuation mark (and I usually put one or two one if they indent a paragraph). Let me tell you, Skittles are the great motivator!

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Persuasive OREO Writing* Poster/Graphic Organizer/Prompts

Great idea

Personalized Word "Walls" Each child gets a page with the alphabet on it, when they ask the teacher to spell a word, the teacher writes it on their personal word wall page.

Free handout is a mini-lesson for students about how to open and close their essays. It outlines 7 ways for students to write introductions that grab the reader's attention and 5 ways for them to write conclusions without resorting to tired and boring methods. Examples are given for each method...

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Don't leave! I'd love for you to stay

Writing conferences can be an important part of the writing process for students. Here are some writing conference conversation starters.

Reading to self sticky notes: Students 'bookmark' various parts of their book to help them to think about what they are reading.

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I "Mustache" Your Opinion (An Opinion Writing Unit)

Fantastic resource for transitional words and phrases for OPINION WRITING --- I MUSTACHE YOUR OPINION (AN OPINION WRITING UNIT)