Using picture books is a great way to teach the narrative writing style to older students!

Using picture books is a great way to teach the narrative writing style to older students!

201 Writing Prompts- this makes me wish i had the time to respond to each and every one of them. very diverse list!

201 Writing Prompts- this makes me wish i had the time to respond to each and every one of them. very diverse list!

Best rules ever! Not much of a stretch for homeschooling High Schoolers either

Best rules ever! Not much of a stretch for homeschooling High Schoolers either

These mentor texts for persuasive writing can be found on this practical post: Writing to Persuade...Ten Steps

These mentor texts for persuasive writing can be found on this practical post: Writing to Persuade...Ten Steps

Cool pics of idioms

Cool pics of idioms

Book of Bad Ideas--Use as beginning of the year mentor text to get ideas for short narratives.

Book of Bad Ideas--Use as beginning of the year mentor text to get ideas for short narratives.

Writing prompt

Writing prompt

Free Character Trait List - sorted by synonyms to help students build character trait vocabulary.  Teaching Made Practical

Free Character Trait List - sorted by synonyms to help students build character trait vocabulary. Teaching Made Practical

FREE Figurative Language Picture Collection Online~ This picture, "Catching a Cab," illustrates a common expression. This site is great for teaching about figurative language. Preview before using since some images are quite literal and may not be suitable for all students.

FREE Figurative Language Picture Collection Online~ This picture, "Catching a Cab," illustrates a common expression. This site is great for teaching about figurative language. Preview before using since some images are quite literal and may not be suitable for all students.

GREAT Examples of Language Arts Anchor Charts (i.e., the motherload)

GREAT Examples of Language Arts Anchor Charts (i.e., the motherload)

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