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Have students write about how they would catch a leprechaun, then let them make the box that the leprechaun would be trapped in with locks, chains, signs etc. Display the writing inside.

"If Santa got stuck in my chimney, I would . . . " (Cute writing assignment). For my teacher friends!

"If Santa got stuck in my chimney, I would . . . " (Cute writing assignment). For my teacher friends!

Snow globe

Creative Writing - Trapped in a Snow Globe! Use a clear plastic bowl for the globe and Epsom salt for the snow. Have students write their own stories for what would happen if they were stuck in a snow globe.

First/Second Grade Writing Center:Students practice the concept of functional text during writing center time by self-selecting a card that guide...

Writing Center idea: Students practice the concept of functional text during writing center time by self-selecting a card that guide

Student autobiographies..love this for the first week of school. Possibly have 2 writing samples one from beginning of year and one from the end?

Silhouette Autobiographies and Read Across America

Silhouettes and Student autobiographies.love this for the first week of school. Possibly have 2 writing samples one from beginning of year and one from the end?

"If I were a snowman at night...." I especially like the torn paper snowman :-)

"If I were a snowman at night." I especially like the torn paper snowman :-) January

Roll, Write, revise- for Center time! sentences to be edited are taped to a tissue box and then rolled like a dice! Great idea! by darla

Put at writing center Tape 6 different MESSED UP sentences and glue them onto a tissue box. The kids “roll” the box, read the sentence, write it, and then revise it. Great for a writing center! (The tissue box dice thing is a great idea!

My Leprechaun in a Jar: St. Patrick's Day Writing and Craftivity - Hope King - TeachersPayTeachers.com

My Leprechaun in a Jar: St. Patrick's Day Writing and Craftivity

My Leprechaun in a Jar: St. Patrick's Day Writing and Craftivity - Hope King - TeachersPayTeachers.com

marzano element 12 examples for elementary students - Google Search

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This is a great way to quickly and informally assess students during small group or individual instruction -- students write a statement in response to what they have read, discussed, or learned, as well as a question. (use post it notes)

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