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
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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!