(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!
Could use for whole group or writing station.Story Bags - put a few random items in a paper bag, and kids can write creative stories about them! (Could have 1 kid each week be responsible for bringing in items)
Opinion sentence starters- I would create a chart displaying these sentence starters for opinion writing pieces, then refer to these when modeling how to write an opinion piece. Students could use these to start their opinion writing piece.