This is a fun handout that asks students the difference between "showing" and "telling." I like to have a contest and have the class vote on who wrote the best "showing" paragraph. Students have fun with this, especially trying to describe "the girl blew her nose." That gets kind of gross, but fun!
Phrases that show how the body behaves when displaying emotion. It will get the children showing the emotion in their writing rather than saying it. e.g. He breathed deeply, leaned forward and began banging his fists on the table.
As an end of the year activity, students will re-live his/ her school year and use writing skills taught throughout the year to complete pages of the memory book. This is a great substitution for students not purchasing a year book.
Students will use note taking skills to paraphrase notes on third-person-point-of-view. Notes will provide and promote better writing when writing various text, constructed responses, and extended responses. Notes are excellent for understand which point of view a piece of text is written from, and changing a point of view when writing.