Embracing technology: this idea is for students to take a selfie and then write a poem on what they're proud of in themselves. Nice way to start a school year for students who may think they don't like poetry.
Through the Keyhole Drawing Lesson would be a great writing lesson, for a character study. peek into book character's bedroom. This could be great opportunity for a collaboration between ELA teachers and art teachers!
Informative Writing - This packet makes a great BACK TO SCHOOL project that students could share to get to know each other. Students will write about great character qualities or skills they possess and create a "Five Great Things About Me" book.