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Lol, Leave it on a day that you don't tell your students you will be absent. Students would love this!!

Our Teacher is Missing Writing Activity

Title: Our Teacher is Missing Writing Idea Grade Level: - This writing prompt printable is great to leave when a teacher will not be present in the class for the day. Great way to keep the students on task for the substitute teacher.

Here’s an easy way for students to practice their spelling words. Have them draw a big scribble on their page – remind them to leave big spaces in their scribble! Using coloured pencils, they can then fill the spaces with their words.

Spelling Scribble

Word Work - Spelling Scribble: Have students draw a big scribble then use a colored pencil to practice writing each spelling word to fill the spaces inside the scribble.

After my students write a piece I have them leave it on their desks when they go to lunch or special area classes. I place a Skittle on each correct punctuation mark (and I usually put one or two one if they indent a paragraph). Let me tell you, Skittles are the great motivator!

Punctuation power: After students write a piece I have them leave it on their desks when they go to lunch or special area classes. I place a Skittle on each correct punctuation mark.

When I confer with students (in reading or in writing), I really like to leave them with some tangible reminder of the strategy I taught them. That way, I have a record of what I taught them, and s…

Strategy rings for each student. Add every time you conference with them about their writing. Maybe use for individual student conference notes too.

Overused Words from Carrie Mayville on TeachersNotebook.com -  (1 page)  - Overused words reference sheet

This sheet is designed to help students choose new and improved words instead of overused words when writing and strengthening sentences. It is a handy tool to keep in your students' writing folders or make into a classroom poster.

I missed school yesterday. I'm really curious as to what happened. -make student write the "story" of what happened

I missed school yesterday. I'm really curious as to what happened.

Freebie from TPT!  Golden Tickets....hide these in rarely-read library or classroom books to offer a surprise to the reader!  Fun motivational tool.

Golden Ticket: Hide in Seldom-Read Library or Classroom Books FUN!

(If I had a library in my classroom I would do this!) CLASSROOM READING INCENTIVE~ Hide these Golden Tickets in library books or classroom books that never get read or checked out. Then reward the student that is lucky enough to discover it!

Snowball Fight...kids write 3 things about themselves on a sheet of white paper.  They do not write their names on the paper.  Wad it up and on your command, have a "snowball" (or baseball) fight.  At the end of 1 minute, each student grabs the nearest snowball and tries to guess who wrote it.  Would be great at the beginning of the year!

Snowball Fight-students write 3 things about themselves on a sheet of white paper, w/o their names. At the end of 1 minute, each student grabs the nearest snowball and tries to guess who wrote it.

Writing prompts for students! Free! ....Follow for "too-neat-not-to-keep" fun & free teaching stuff :)

Over 100 Writing Prompts! Writing checklist bookmarks for students to use as your students write. Includes cut out prompts that you can laminate an.

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