"Here are some additional prompt writing ideas:
I used to find plush toy characters at garage sales/flea markets/etc. and develop simple plot starters for kids to write about. They loved these writing activities!
Another idea is to use songs from…"
"Well, I am a huge advocate of kids using real writing notebooks, but prior to using them I did lots of prompted writing with upper elementary kids. The prompts that worked the best were the ones that generated the most interest and enthusiasm when…"
A New workshop that turns rigor to vigorCreating ALL STAAR Writers and Readers :Success at STAAR through Engaging Teaching of Expository Writing and Non-Fiction ReadingTeaching reading and writing should be a joyful dynamic interactive process, not a bore. Alana Morris and I will show you the best practices in reading and writing that will help your students excel on the STAAR test without the drill and kill approaches that make students groan. Join us for two idea-packed days of classroom…See More
Here is a place to share ideas that transform students into lifelong writers and help them succeed on any writing test, including STAAR. Download lessons from Barry Lane, Gretchen Bernabei and Alana Morris to add to your tool box. See More