The "Starring Me!" book offers, even the most reluctant writers, the opportunity to express themselves through a wide variety of writing genres. I know first-hand how the staggered arrival of students in the morning, ill-timed all-school meetings, "specials" that leave behind snatches of time before lunch, and even students who are "early-finishers," can lead to lost learning/productive time. Several years ago, I created a collection of writing opportunities, which I bind into "book" form, to capture every spare moment. I've used the "Me Book" in both 2nd and 3rd grades, but is certainly applicable to 4th or 5th grade as well. (Covers for Grades 2-5 provided) I've had parents tell me that the "Me Book" is one thing that they will absolutely tuck away, from the school year, as a snapshot of just who their child was, what they loved, and how they thought. Students can complete most pages in whichever order they choose (with a few exceptions) or pages can be assigned for morning work or homework! Get kids excited about writing by giving them lots of kid-centered choices!