AWESOME - not the paint samples necessarily, but more "core" words to use to illustrate importance of strong and specific verbs in writing! Use paint cards for teaching the Common Core Language standard about "Shades of Meaning"
Good for beginning of year Third Grade Thinkers: Writing In Third Grade. like the idea, might use the writing prompts on large posters for students to write thoughts on and see how similar their hopes and fears are
How to Encourage High-Level Thinking
What is an effective way to get your students thinking at a deeper level? Let me share what works well for my students on a blog post at Minds in Bloom! After you read the post and you think it will fit well with your class, there will be a link to download a whole unit or you can grab the free theme printables!
Writing center: 42 Differentiated Writing Activities-Choose from sight word sentence writing for new writers and narrative, opinion, and informational text writing prompts for more established writers.
Work on Writing (Center Choices and Student Folders)