I've been looking high and low to find creative and fun ideas to motivate my 4th graders to write this year. I'm hoping to inspire their creativity and help them to develop their inner author.
In order to motivate students to write at home I decided to make 2 creative writing take home journals. To kick off these journals I introduced our 2 new class pets!
Aren't they cute? They are FurReal Friends and move when you push their backs. Their little tail wiggles and their head pops up and down. Adorable!
Their task is to write about our class pet's Hip Hoppin' Adventures while they are home.
I created a journal cover, direction page, and good behavior tickets that you can snag at my Teachers Pay Teachers store for free.
Gingerbread Writing Centers pack.
They are quick and easy to put together. Students just grab one during their free time and start writing!
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