A great activity to help teacher and students overcome the daunting task of teaching writing to your students. Learn to start small and build with the skills that will help them gain confidence and creativity in their writing. They will learn that with more powerful writing comes richer mental images and makes their stories more interesting. Introduce "jewels" (powerful words) to your students and explain why "The pen or pencil is mightier than the sword." Included is a detailed lesson plan, information on setting up your interactive writing journal, and sentence building student task cards.