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Writing boxes. Have small boxes or jars filled with items for students to come up with a story about.

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Story Elements Box- Props and pictures that will help create and compose stories.--maybe children make up a story by using a prop to cover each different story element.

Combine back to school lessons with teaching students how to introduce paragraphs!  Read on for her awesome suggestions and books she references!

Use back to school read alouds that encourage community and positive behavior to introduce paragraphs! These lessons include scaffolded steps to teach students how to write a well constructed paragraph!

Whole class journals are a cool idea for students who get finished early. Need to think of how to relate to math

Class journals - once a student writes in it they have the option of choosing a sticker from my collection to place on the front cover. The stickers show me how many kids have tackled each topic. New twist on my classroom journals.

Writers notebook entries - I am a ... (even cute for the beginning of the year)

Writers notebook entries - I am a . Good first of the year activity. Maybe do again at the end of the year and look at the differences

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Anchor charts - I like the personal narrative one. Could use that for beginning-of-year writing exercise to get to know students and to assess ELA skills - can be adapted for middle school

"If Santa got stuck in my chimney, I would . . . " (Cute writing assignment). For my teacher friends!

Santa is stuck writing activity. The writing prompt was, If Santa got stuck in my chimney, I would Brainstorm lots of ideas. My third graders did this!

So doing this 4th term.  Readbox for door with books suggested by students with QR codes to student-made book trailers.

Lessons with Laughter: Readbox Door! Students make book trailers for a book they read using QR codes and decorate the door as a Redbox. Instead of trailers a could the QR code link to the ebook in the catalog?

Easy Homemade Books - with video tutorial for simple book binding stitch. Having a stack of these on hand encourages a lot of creative writing and drawing.

How to Make Homemade Books – with EASY Video Tutorial

Great to encourage writing during the summer - Easy Homemade Books - with video tutorial for simple book binding stitch. Having a stack of these on hand encourages a lot of creative writing and drawing.

Print journal writing prompts on sticker labels so students can stick them right inside their journals!

Print journal writing prompts on sticker labels so students can stick them right inside their journals!Could also be used to print written comp questions on.

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