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!
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
Cool pics of idioms
Book of Bad Ideas--Use as beginning of the year mentor text to get ideas for short narratives.
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.
GREAT Examples of Language Arts Anchor Charts (i.e., the motherload)