Here is a fun way to get your students to want to write. After reading a lot of Fairy Tales in your class...have them create their own Fairy Tale.
One of the things students have the hardest time learning is to keep their thoughts organized when writing. This writing activity helps them stay on task and organized in their narrative writing.
This project has pages adapted for each grade level. It is designed so you can use it whole class, with students partnered, or individually.
I included a page describing how I use it with my 1st graders with tips on management and adapting it to different levels.
It is an excellent way to have your students work toward mastery of some of the CCSS for ELA-Writing!