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Cute! Students could create a character to write about... good for subs.

CHARACTERIZATION~ Use this free printable to have students first design a character, and then describe their character's traits. Work with language arts teacher to develop lesson plan together for students to build on

A clever way for children to share about themselves - these would also look great on display. What about A3 sized versions? You could also turn into a game by having some circle time and trying to ...

Writers notebook entries - I am a . Good first of the year activity. Maybe do again at the end of the year and look at the differences

"Would You Rather" writing prompts. (You will need to copy, paste and print because this link is broken.)

Would You Rather?

"Would You Rather" writing prompts. (You will need to copy, paste and print because this link is broken.) Great ice breaker, too!

FREE! This sheet can be used as a reference for kids to use when stuck for something to write about, a fast finisher activity, or a first week of school activity!

Setting Up Our Writer's Notebooks

This sheet can be used as a reference for kids to use when stuck for something to write about, a fast finisher activity, a first week of school activity, or as a literacy center! Possible alternative to a heart map.

Use these page templates for creative assignments for your students. They can be used to assign comic/cartoon strips about the unit you are studying, a biography for an author or historical figure, or a creative book report.

Use these comic strip page templates for creative assignments for your students. They can be used to assign comic/cartoon strips about the unit you are studying, a biography for an author or historical figure, or a creative book report.

*TOTALLY FREE!* One of the best ways for students to edit, is with their peers. Often when editors get a chance to look at another person's writing, they can pick up on quite of few of the mistakes that the original author never would have noticed. This peer editing sheet was created in order to give students a structured and organized way to critically analyze their classroom peers writing efforts.

One of the best ways for students to edit, is with their peers. This peer editing sheet was created in order to give students a structured and organized way to critically analyze their classroom peers writing efforts.

Does your sentence have swag? LOVE THIS!!! I would say for an elementary school classroom, but I know some middle schoolers and high schoolers that could use the reminder.

Step into Grade with Mrs. Lemons: Superhero SWAG Anchor Chart - Does your sentence have? **superhero is spelled incorrectly on chart!

Possible journal entries

These are some ideas that could go into a Writer's Notebook. This is fun and entertaining for the students. Students would enjoy it because they are writing about themselves while inputting what they learned about punctuation, grammar etc.

TONS of ideas for writers' notebook!

Another teacher wrote: Always Write: An Original Writer's Notebook Lesson from Corbett. One of the most amazing writing sites I've ever seen and explored! If I ever teach middle school or high school English again - this site will be a best friend!

Writers' Notebooks - I love great ideas to use with writer's notebook...this blog post is FULL of great pages and ideas!

LA notebook sample here, but you could easily use a social studies-related photo instead and convert this into a photo analysis using the same format.

The best organization of a Writer's Notebook I've found-  plus, simple activities for starting writing off 'WRITE!' this school year! :)

The best organization of a Writer's Notebook I've found- plus, simple activities for starting writing off 'WRITE!' this school year! :)- I have done a very similar writers workshop notebook but love the tabs!

Here's a notebook challenge my students love to impersonate and create original versions.  It comes with a writing assignment too.  Here's the online lesson: http://corbettharrison.com/GT/SuperheroABCs.htm

Here's a creative way to practice writing unique noun phrases. Afterwards, have students write a story about their superheros.

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