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!
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.
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?
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.