If your time to teach curriculum is running out, it's not too late to have your students start a summer writing notebook. You can stable scrap paper into a booklet and cover it with construction paper or encourage students to fill up the rest of their journals. My Spring into Summer Literacy Unit is perfect for that. If you have any curriculum left to review or teach, you can write expository and creative passages about the material together and then encourage students to try writing on their own. I was so proud of my big focus on writing this year. My students have developed stronger thinking, especially in the expository style, even though they are still beginning writers. Now, my writing block will be a forever part of my elementary planning.