Two great writing activities! Need help encouraging your students to use figurative language, details, elaboration, synonyms, and other great techniques in their writing? Taboo writing does just that! This has 40+ writing topics that work great for centers, warm ups, partner activities and more. They have a topic and a list of words, they need to describe the topic on their page without using ANY of the words on the page. This is a writing activities that will make your students think outside of the box to describe everyday tasks and objects. With this activity, I have discovered hidden abilities of students who just needed that creative push. There is enough for a year's worth of weekly centers or warm-ups.
I have also added directions and a template for Triangle Sentences which is one of the other writing activities I talk about in this pack. This can be a quick 5-10 minute activity or a bulletin board (I have used it to draw pictures and compare and contrast the good, better, best sentences).