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FREE! Your students will love this fun and engaging creative writing activity that will have them rolling story element dice (setting, character, obstacle, and a story starter) to create a random set of story components.


Writing Prompts for a Paragraph-would be great to print out, cut up and put in a jar for students to pick randomly!


Haunted house writing and art project. Perfect classroom activity for the fall months. Such a fun way to explore creative writing with your elementary school students!


Writing Prompt: Describing a Setting

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5th grade writing partners! Partner up students and help them with ways to respond to their writing. This is great because the better the feedback is for a writer the better their final piece will be. This is a great way to teach how to give corrective feedback.


FREE My Editing Checklist - 1 sheet. I used this with my 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students to help them review and improve their writing. If any of their boxes are checked "NO" they must go back and correct the mistakes and check the "CORRECTED" box after they have fixed their mistakes. I kept this sheet at our Writing Center and also had students use them for Writing Homework assignments.


Use these sentence starters to help children practise making persuasive arguments.


Literacy & Math Ideas: Common Core Writing Common Core Writing/ Common Core writing shares many similarities with writing that has been required in the past. One of the major differences in the inclusion of something called opinion writing. At the lower grades this is what this type of writing is called. At the middle school grade levels and higher, it is called argument writing.

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The Best Part of Me Writing Activity

The Best Part of Me Writing Activity. Perfect for a beginning of the year writing or opinion writing!