Teaching students to use colorful words in writing is a difficult task. I found all of these great mini posters to help students with their writing. Each one focuses on a different topic: editing, revising, synonyms, character traits, strong verbs, adjectives, etc. I created a writing station which holds all of the mini posters so that students can access them whenever they are needing inspiration while writing. I have a rule that only two students are allowed at the writing station at one time so that they don't spend their writing time lingering at the bin. I also laminated each of them for durability.
It drives me crazy when papers start spilling out of desks and nothing is in the correct spot! I found this great idea to have the desk fairy and desk police visit every few weeks to leave a treat for the tidy students and a message to clean out your desk for the messy ones. For desk police click here here and desk fairy .