If you enlarge this document, it makes a great poster from which you can launch several writing lessons.  You can refer to it throughout the year a...

Hang in Writing Work Station and have students make "student posters" of themselves w/ "parts of a writer" labeled -- do during writer's workshop launch (Sept)

Photo prompts for writing... love it!

Great resource for journal & photo writing prompts. Appropriate for middle/high school. Imagine the creative writing that could be sparked from these pics!

Photo prompts for writing... love it!

Great resource for journal & photo writing prompts. Appropriate for middle/high school. Imagine the creative writing that could be sparked from these pics!

Synonym rolls, love this!!

Synonym rolls - The kids write a "generic" word in the center, such as good, nice, big. Then they write more creative adjectives around the swirl.

writing anchor charts

Writing hooks anchor chart- I banish the use of onomatopoeia, as most students have bashed that poor horse into the ground with a steak knife.

Pinner said:  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!

(Writing) After students write a piece, have them leave it on their desks when they go to lunch or special area classes. Place a Skittle on each correct punctuation mark ( one or two if they indent a paragraph). Skittles are the great motivator!

Friendly letter

Friendly letter song to the tune of "Incy Wincy Spider" or maybe you know it better as "Itsy Bitsy Spider" A great idea to remember the layout of a letter when teaching someone.

revising vs editing  I want this board in my classroom!

Write On, Fourth Grade!: Room 314 is Ready to Rock! Nice idea to be clear about what revising and editing actually are.

revising vs editing  I want this board in my classroom!

Write On, Fourth Grade!: Room 314 is Ready to Rock! Nice idea to be clear about what revising and editing actually are.

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