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Getting children excited about writing is sometimes hard to do.  My students have to write exciting, neat words or sentences they like after reading a story (on a post it note they keep in the front of their basal reading book).  After it’s full, they get another post it note and try to fill it.  I finally made a jar for them to fill with words and then put in their writing portfolio notebook.  Below are some good books to read aloud to your students about words and a jar I made for them to write their words on to keep with their writing things.  I know some teachers have the students look in magazines, etc. to find neat words, but I like words that they have read to be reused in their writing.  Joanne


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Joanne Griffin