At the end of the school year send a few post cards with stamps home with each student and ask them to mail them to you when they have finished a book. Students could also send postcards to students in the same grade but at a different school and tell them about a book they finished,
My Heart Map. Students create a heart map in their writer's notebook as inspiration for their writing. 3 important people, 3 hobbies, 3 important places, 3 memories, and 3 important things. They will always have something to write about for a personal narrative.