Since my first year of teaching I have had a board in my room featuring reading genres. A few years ago I realized that my students had a hard time distinguishing between reading genres and types of writing. So with the help of some great former writers, I created a board in my room with examples.
It's a great way to not only remind students of the types of writing we've done/ are working on, but it also motivates students to add a little variety into their work during journaling time. Plus they always like seeing siblings' and neighbors' work.
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