With all due respect, I hereby find you guilty of abusing your summer vacation by trolling the interweb for lesson, decoration, and conduct ideas. Shame on you! You know you need the break, and yet here you are, visiting our classroom website in hopes of expanding your tool belt.
In that case, have it your way. I like to use a lot of multimedia sources for teaching reading and writing, so in the last couple of days, I've put together some new pages on our site. On our Writing page, you can now find the following:
To inspire students for less focused writing, you might also be interested in the also alliterative Art Appreciation and Mood Music pages. In Art Appreciation, some of the pictures there lend themselves to free verse poetry, rather than prose, but I tend to let students make the choice. In Mood Music, we work on the feel and the mood of a scene, as inspired by the instrumentals I've selected.
Now get back to your break...and that's an order.