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    Use this FREE personal narrative writing rubric for assessment and to help students internalize the elements of a great personal narrative

    Blog post with freebie! Use "Top Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups" to inspire awesome writing in your classroom. Excellent voice, word choice, and text features too! Super beginning of the year activity. Love this book!

    I would use this worksheet for narrative writing prompts for students. Before printing, I'd add "We all have fun stories to tell. Write to tell a story about...Select a topic below." at the top of the page and make copies from that.

    Find print-and-teach writing units filled with detailed lesson plans, student printables, rubrics, and all instructional materials at Brain Waves Instruction. Perfect for the upper elementary or middle school classroom. Each unit is engaging and rigorous…a fantastic combination!

    Want to lighten your grading load while still having students write and receive meaningful feedback on their work? Click HERE for the solution!

    Belongs in a dystopian, or a science fiction/fantasy novel. ((: -Helena(:

    Must show my kids this immediately!!!

    Opinion Writing Graphic Organizers & Sentence Starters/Frames

    Twitter door- have a laminated strip for every child and they get time to update status about something they learned, liked or happened during school that day!

    Great mini videos each with their own list of suggested guiding questions and writing tasks. Built for elementary school but by changing the questions could be used in middle school.

    Just the right amount of SALT...for writing, to see if the kids added these things in.

    Puzzling Poetry is a fun review game in which kids match poetic devices with their definitions and examples. You'll find this activity in Laura Candler's Exploring Poetry: Tools for Teaching Kids to Read and Understand Poetry. $

    Literacy & Math Ideas: Vary Sentence Structure

    Effective Leads...Great chart to keep up during writing time!

    Jennifer's Teaching Tools: Writing Strong Leads

    Poetry terms with examples and definitions - included in Laura Candler's Exploring Poetry along with lessons, activities, and printables for teaching kids to read and understand poetry.

    Get your students excited about poetry. Click HERE for a FREE high-interest 45-minute lesson!

    Writing Prompt: One day you find this tiny door at a corner of your bedroom. What do you do? Who uses that door? Where does the door lead?

    FREE- Students have so much fun writing narratives in which they invite famous guests to dinner. Imagine the conversation between George Washington and Justin Bieber! This would be a perfect activity during a unit on dialogue.

    20 Poetry Word Wall cards and blank templates to create your own! Color and B&W versions recently added to Exploring Poetry by Laura Candler $

    Figurative Language Helps Descriptions!

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