Evidence and citations are great, but sometimes zombies, a bacon crisis, or Siri rebelling are what kids really need to stretch their writing! Balance your writing instruction and give your students the opportunity to write for fun! Included here are 120 writing prompts I've used with 5th-8th graders when we need a break from the Common Core.
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STILL LOOKING FOR COMMON CORE RESOURCES?
**Teach your students to think deeply as they read any novel with Common Core Literature Circles
. Try out The Common Core Discussion Director
**Use these flip books for fiction and non fiction close reading.
**Prepare students for extended response questions that require evidence. Help students write about their own interpretations of texts in the classroom: BRACES-A Blueprint for On Demand and Essay Writing
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