Teaching Conflict using Wizard of Oz...Love this! There are ideas to use with any book here...plot plan, characters and conflict!
Writing About Reading - "The goal of this unit is to inform the reader about a book and share your opinions." Love this idea! Library?
Ending Strategy Chart - Personal Narrative Lucy Calkins Writer's Workshop. The strategy is listed and then underneath are examples of books we've read that use that strategy. The typed sections are different endings for the teacher's example personal narrative.
How to Plan a Minilesson from Scratch
Minilessons are actually really easy to plan, and fun to teach. What? You don't believe me? Let me show you, right now, how to do it. | Two Writing Teachers
Build schema by brainstorming characters and settings they know. Great for story writing and story maps.
What small moment did you catch? Kids write it on a star and put it in the net.
2nd Grade Smarty-Arties taught by the Groovy Grandma!: Friendly Letter Anchor Chart