Quiet writing time with fun music was one of the MOST peaceful times in my classroom this year. The kids loved it. Love this chart to introduce the expectations for it....hmmm

Quiet writing time with fun music was one of the MOST peaceful times in my classroom this year. The kids loved it. Love this chart to introduce the expectations for it....hmmm

Careful with this. You should definitely use other words for "said" in your narrative, but your dialogue tags (if needed) should be unobtrusive. "Said" is okay in most cases, and adverbs should be avoided (the dialogue by itself should convey the desired emotion).

Careful with this. You should definitely use other words for "said" in your narrative, but your dialogue tags (if needed) should be unobtrusive. "Said" is okay in most cases, and adverbs should be avoided (the dialogue by itself should convey the desired emotion).

Mystery key stories - each tag includes a writing prompt dealing with a key and is attached to a real key. Students randomly select a key and write a story. This blog post includes some great story lines to include on the tags!

Mystery key stories - each tag includes a writing prompt dealing with a key and is attached to a real key. Students randomly select a key and write a story. This blog post includes some great story lines to include on the tags!

Love this!  Maybe do this outside class door and change the theme each month.   Idiom, simile, personification, etc...

Crayon Kid Page Toppers Clip Art - Toppers Clip Art

Love this! Maybe do this outside class door and change the theme each month. Idiom, simile, personification, etc...

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