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The Literacy Shed.  A collection of videos on each writing genre.

The Literacy Shed. A collection of videos on each writing genre. < amazing website with all sorts of pictures, videos, and stories to use as writing prompts and/or media connections!

*Teaching Maddeness*: Writing Workshop Series: Post #6 - Persuasive Writing

Writing Workshop Series: Post #6 - Persuasive Writing

What do ants have to do with persuasive writing? “Hey, Little Ant” is my all-time favorite book to use when I teach persuasive writing.

Great visual of what students can do at a writing center

Great visual of what students can do at a writing center. Like this to go with work on writing anchor chart

Personal Narratives Anchor Chart

Semi-Homemade Valentines for Busy Teachers

personal narratives - pinning as an idea for creating anchor charts for student projects in upper grades. I give my middle and high school students handout after handout, but having a chart like this might be helpful. by kendra

Information Texts - Writing to Describe - Teaching Author's Purpose

Information Texts - Writing to Describe - Teaching Author's Purpose Poster Pack

Every-Day Edits from Education World. Use Every-Day Edits to build language skills, test scores, and cultural literacy with students

Daily paragraph with ten built-in errors of basic spelling, grammar, punctuation, or capitalization. Daily exposure is sure to cement some very important skills as it lays the foundation for improving students' test scores.

Favorite Pin Friday

Favorite Pin Friday

set up a 'crime scene'-students draw inferences, writing project, and/or do some related forensic science experiments ~ love this idea. maybe not a crime scene for my kiddos but something similar

Paint Chip Story. Paint samples often have unique and interesting names such as Western Sand, Beach Basket, and Mermaid Tear. These names make the perfect story-starters to inspire creative storytelling. Have kids choose five color samples with intriguing names to write a story from.

Practice Paint Sample Storytelling

For older kids-- Practice Paint Sample Storytelling - Paint samples often have unique and interesting names such as Western Sand, Beach Basket, and Mermaid Tear. These names make the perfect story-starters to inspire creative storytelling.

Character Bags with CTP's Dots on Chocolate Border and Poppin' Patterns letters. Great character education idea! ~ Could use with historical figures or story characters...assign one for each child or have one to introduce a topic

Character Bags with CTP's Dots on Chocolate Border and Poppin' Patterns letters. ~ Could use with historical figures or story characters. Do one on self first then choose a story and a character

This fun opinion writing project includes everything you need to teach from the beginning to the end of the unit. Students will love writing about their favorite ice cream!

Opinion Writing Project

Need to think about this for opinion/persuasive writing plan. This fun opinion writing project includes everything you need to teach from the beginning to the end of the unit. Students will love writing about their favorite ice cream!