Quiet writing time with fun music was one of the MOST peaceful times in my classroom this year. The kids loved it. Love this chart to introduce the expectations for it.
Single sheet of paper = mini book
The emotions behind the emotions
Jennifer's Teaching Tools: Writing Strong Leads
Combat Description Chart -If you're writing fight scenes
17 Excellent Writing Guides for Academics and Student Researchers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
Show Don't Tell Emotion Chart
Basic Character Creation Sheet