Are you having trouble teaching creative writing to elementary students? Are you looking for a way to combine thematic units with writing? Well, here's your answer... Use these word cards (printed on cardstock or displayed on your Smartboard) to teach explicit writing skills through modeling with Dolce word cards or high frequency word cards, and then have each student draw a different animal name to complete a creative writing story. Or the teacher can draw a different named animal every day for 24 days to teach explicit writing to a group. Check out my other materials for mathematics and literature too!
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