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Have child write a story using all the names off of a paint strip! That would get students thinking...

synonym garden...cute way to use paint sample swatches from home improvement store

Story Sticks. Yellow = character, Red = conflict, Green = setting, Blue = "Special". Choose one of each and then make up a story based on what you've picked - I like this idea for family time. BUT JUST COLOR THE BOTTOM AND WRITE ON IT SO STUDENTS PICK A STICK TO FORM GROUP STORY WRITERS

Encourage descriptive writing with these alternatives to "said".

Paragraph Reminder~ This is great for students who are beginning to write multi-paragraph narratives or essays. Simple, clear, and helpful!

Write a boring adjective at the bottom of the paint strip on the most boring color. Give each student a paint strip and they can use a thesaurus or a word wall to think of "more colorful" words for their strip. Hang all of their strips on the door and they can use those words to help "make their writing colorful!"...definitely doing this this week.

Writers notebook entries - I am a ...

I love this! It is so important for students to see models! Using a rubric scale to compare weak and strong writing models is a great way for students to begin to reflect on their own writing!

NEWSPAPER GENERATOR. Very cool -- type in your story, and the website makes it look like a newspaper article.