~Keep your head up. God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers!~Joshua NLT 9 This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
peer book recommendations - fun idea for beginning of the year, too - maybe a book you read over the summer. Also, could do this with peer music recommendations. I could restrict to certain genres or artistic periods.
Peer Editing Checklist-I would revise this to put the "This is what I like" sentences at the top and check list at bottom. So very important for peer editors to start with a positive comment. Also could be adapted to any grade level using CCS as guide.
Writing Journal - Fun for kids to go through a stack of magazines to find words to describe, cut, glue. Put some students on computer to print out word art. This would be inserted into their writers notebook to be used as a seed idea later!