When do you use a new paragraph?This is so hard for kids. It is a great chart to add to a minilesson next year.

FREE 10 Paragraph Writing Printables~ Resources include a paragraph poster, prompts, worksheets, and checklists.

I need to start getting into this. I have the paragraph writing down (drafting) now to focus on editing.


Do together with students, add near word wall area

Evidence anchor chart, teaching, writing lesson

The most difficult part about writing (I think) ... Hooks -- but its also the most important thing for kids to master in order to be good writers.

"Writing Strong Leads" anchor chart - this should help with story writing!

Absolutely awesome website!!!


This is good, probably to elementary for secondary English. My assigned teacher has each of her students a binder that they put stuff like this in. I really like this idea.

other ways to say "said"...

Critical Thinking rubric aligned to Common Core

Persuasive writing

Character Traits Anchor Chart (blog post includes a FREEBIE and an activity idea!)

A great classmate anchor chart.

main idea anchor chart

This link takes you to a blog of all sorts of anchors charts on endless topics!

Expository Text: This is a great chart to use when starting to introduce expository text. This is great helping students learn how to start adding information to their writing. This is a easy map that you can creat with your students or post to the wall after expository text has been introduced to the class.

eye-lighter, to help with reading

What a cool way to engage kids in writing. First prompt - Write a paragraph about a girl named Dot, without using any letters with dots.