Voice Wheel (free chart to help students establish tone and voice in their writings)Note: The handout prints very clearly. I ask my students cut out the circle and glue it in their notebooks to use as a reference guide throughout the year.
aligned with Common Core Writing Standards 1 & 2 - I would switch the roof and foundation. I think it makes more sense to build from the bottom up. The topic sentence should be the foundation and the closing sentence should protect your paragraph.
Expository Writing: State Park Brochures-After reading and researching points of interest, including state and national parks and monuments, the students had to choose a required number of each to write about.
Writing Workshop Series: Post #1 Writers' Notebooks
Friday Journals - kids write a note on Friday to their parents telling what they learned that week. The parents write a short response back to their child, & the child brings the notebook back Monday. Each parent response earns a sticker for the cover.