Always Write: Alpha-Genres and Topics.a writer's notebook lesson I like the idea of using the letters of the alphabet to brainstorm, list and illus. in each square topics you, as the student, could write about during writers workshop.
Here's an amazing "Alpha Research Topics" list from grader Alex's writer's notebooks. Now in grade with me, Alex can still use this list anytime a research topic is needed. My online lesson: corbettharrison.
The "Center Square Lesson" on our March Bingo Card is called "Rhyming Slogans," and it starts with a funny page assigned in the notebook made up of body part-influenced rhyming couplets. 7th grader Keely based hers on Katniss Everdeen. Check out my writer's notebook resources online: http://corbettharrison.com/writers_notebooks.html