I have a fun writing workshop lesson to share today! We just wrapped up a never-ending persuasive/argument writing unit in my classroom, and since then, I've noticed my kids have been a little stuck when it comes to writing. They are burned out and out of ideas! To help them get their writing spark back, I've been doing some fun "Ideas" mini-lessons. These are always my favorite kind--the ones that get the kids super excited about writing and that may lead to a published piece...or maybe not. Last week I pulled out my file folder of writing pictures. I gathered a bunch of magazine pictures last summer and laminated them. Early on in the year, I modeled how to write from a picture, and it was a hit. But they've been in the cabinet since September, so it was time to dust them off!