Great for students to sit beside them as they work. Great for students like I was who just don't 'get' essays.
The Daily Dash!
A fab lesson starter. Get students to write as much as they can for 3 minutes about a crazy topic you've written on the board (eg pink elephants) or whatever (!) Students count their words and graph. If you're keen, get them to divide their score by the number of mistakes! Helps alleviate writing paralysis!
Pillage and Plunder Posters
Students work on their own, then, after a certain time can wander around the classroom to gather more ideas from others. Think of it as 'good' cheating meets collaboration. Students love it! PDF posters - 4 designs to choose from.
Takes you to a Wikipedia page. Scroll down to get the list.