Do your students enjoy the writing process? Do they like brainstorming, coming up with a great topic sentence, then going back and editing their papers? Or are they like my students, and they would just rather do it once and turn it in?!
To help eliminate the RUSH to get things done, I let my students have a say in their final draft paper. By doing this, it showed my students that I was taking time to actually sit down and read their drafts with them. I was also showing my students that I cared about what they were writing, and that I was invested.
Sometimes the writing project had a main theme and we all use the same graphic. This adorable peek over bunny is a freebie!