This packet will give your students practice brainstorming with activities that are designed to allow each writer to draw upon his or her unique background of experiences. Your students will learn to deal with writer's block, dig deep into specific topics, come up with catchy titles, and more. Ideas for sharing and extending writing across the curriculum are included. Writers are encouraged to use the steps of the writing process discussed in the Guide to the Writing Process. A proofreading checklist and Holistic Writing Evaluation form are included.