These two planners will help students "figure out where they're going" before writing their fiction stories. These planners lend themselves to action/adventure stories OR problem/solution stories. This planner gives them space to plan their
These printables will provide guidance for your reader's by explaining each metacognition strategy and providing an organized chart for them to keep track of their thinking. As you introduce each strategy, give these to your students so they can put
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
This poster is designed to help students develop feelings in their story. Students learn the importance of describing different feelings both on the inside AND the outside. You can use multiple copies of this poster and pair students up to "design"
This worksheet can be used as classwork or homework. Students search through books, ask parents, or look through a thesaurus to find various descriptive size words. After students share their favorite words, together you can make a class poster for
This is a comprehensive set of over 30 writing warm-ups that can be used as lessons or as a warm-up before writing class. Each warm-up offers a choice of 2 activities so the student can choose something that appeals to them. These warm-ups help
This smart-board lesson will help students understand the difference between specific and general details using a little humor and lots of fun. Students will be shown the importance of specific details when writing and how they are necessary to
Students have plenty of excuses for missing their homework. This form asks them to explain why they do not have it and requires a parent signature. I find that accountability has helped limit these excuses!