Do your students think that the prewriting part of the writing process is a waste of their precious time? If so, change their minds by having them create Top 10 Lists, What’s Hot, What’s Not Reports, and Pro Tip Sheets as prewrites instead. Read the full blog post to get step by step instructions. You will find more tips at http://pinterest.com/elaseminars/ or have lessons delivered to your inbox: http://elaseminars.com/opt-in-1.htm
PP said, "musical chairs reading. Play music and when the music stops students stop, sit down and start reading! Lots of fun and something different to develop reading interests." Perhaps you could also put letters of alphabet on chairs &/or sight words.