Since I was at a literacy conference on Thursday, I wasn't able to officially celebrate National Writing Day with my students. One good thing about missing that day is that I learned about a new website at my conference. PicLits.com is a creative writing site that combines images with selected words for inspiration. You can choose words and put them in the right order and place to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture.
Students' exploration of the website was a nice way to end a two-week long stretch of testing!
Here's a sample of my own work: Mrs. Pothier's Pic-Lit!