My favorite read alouds for Setting and Story Elements! Read the post for specific lesson ideas!

My Favorite Picture Books for Setting and Story Elements!

Looking for mentor texts to teach setting and story elements? These read aloud books are some of my favorite! Click over to see how I use these texts in my first grade classroom and get a free lesson!

Great collection of resources, including short stories to teach literary elements, excellent literature to add to your curriculum, and ideas for helping your students to write stories themselves.

Short Story Resources For Teachers; great collection of resources, including short stories to teach literary elements, excellent literature to add to your curriculum, and ideas for helping students write stories themselves

AMAZING freebie to use for story maps... Perfect for Kindergarten to sketch their plans before writing! :)

Teach Your Child to Read - AMAZING freebie to use for story maps. Perfect for Kindergarten to sketch their plans before writing! :) - Give Your Child a Head Start, and.Pave the Way for a Bright, Successful Future.

"Persuasive Writing: 5 Tips for Students" by WeareTeachers. This is a good resource for students tasked with persuasive writing.

5 Tips for Teaching Real World Persuasive Writing

Your students could win scholarships for writing persuasive letters by entering the No Kid Hungry Essay Contest

Your guardian angel hates you, but they still have to do their job. Technically.

Technically…

Your guardian angel hates you, but they still have to do their job. // aka "I can't let you die, but the boss said nothing about letting you get punched in the face"

Looking for even more short stories to read with your middle school and high school students? There are so many options out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and lead into interesting discussions and activities. Read on for 15 recommendations from secondary English Language Arts teachers.

15 More Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements

Looking for even more short stories to read with your middle school and high school students? There are so many options out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and lead into interesting discussions and activities.

Here are some of the top tips, tricks, ideas, strategies, for teaching first grade and the first grade classroom.

Here are some of the top tips, tricks, ideas, strategies, for teaching first grade and the first grade classroom.

what if a whole bunch of people took story starters like this and all wrote different stories; different characters, different plots, different endings; but the beginning is always the same.....?

Writing Prompt - The world ended right in front of me. It fell apart and shook beneath our feet. Buildings began disintegrating, crumbling, taking people down with it… And it was my fault. I’d started the end.

Persuasive Writing - Emotional vs Intellectual Words - Writers Write

Amazing Contrast of Intellectual vs Emotional Words. Use of emotional words in persuasive writing, and use of intellectual terms in business.

This infographic gives brief summaries of the 12 Jungian personality archetypes, for use when building charcaters. As with any writing tools, archetypes are really most useful if you think of them as a starying block - you cannot simply reduce people to 12 options.   Most people will show traits from multiple categories. As a writer, you may want to think about each character's primary and secondary archetypes.  As always, remember: Tools, not rules!

Why You Should Never Trust Spell Check

This infographic gives brief summaries of the 12 Jungian personality archetypes, for use when building charcaters. As with any writing tools, archetypes are really most useful if you think of them as a starying block - you cannot simply reduce people to 1

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