Today's FREEBIE is from this unit. It's a poster for Writing an Effective Lead. I thought it would be a good freebie for today because it's a good general writing resource. I find that writing effective leads and satisfying endings are always challenging for my students. This visual will give them suggestions for exciting ways to draw the reader in. Click on the picture below to download your own copy (uploaded to google docs).
Lastly, the delivery trucks just keep on coming this week. This morning I was VERY excited to get my new T-shirts from Cafe Press. I ordered these for dress down Fridays. I can't wait to order a few more, but I promised my husband I'd hold back on the shopping for a bit ... but only for a bit. ;)