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They can never say that they don’t know what to write about anymore!




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Encourage your students to keep a list of things they can write about in their writer’s notebooks (an idea I took from The No-Nonsense Guide to Teaching Writing by Judy Davis and Sharon E. Hill). Here’s a page out of a former student’s notebook. You can see the specificity grow as the list goes on!

I typically ask my students to add 2 – 3 new items/week. However, you can have kids do this at any pace you please.

Stacey Shubitz View All

Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.

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