This resource will give you DOUBLE the lesson plans and DOUBLE the fun for kids!
In the beginning of the year, students will complete 5 writing activities- including narrative writing and poetry. All activities will go away into their "Time Capsule" for the year. These activities will allow you, the teacher, to gauge the strengths and weaknesses of your new students. For your students, it will spark curiosity and interest throughout the year whenever they wonder, "where did those Time Capsules go?!".
At the end of the year, you will have students complete all 5 activities again! On the 6th day, you will hand back their Time Capsules from September and allow them to reflect on how they have grown, changed, and developed as a writer.
Resource includes a week of lesson plans (that can be recycled again at the end of the year) and a detailed worksheet for each (again- can be used exactly AS IS at the end of the year.