2. Power of 3
3. Topic Sentence and Relevant Details
4. Transition Words
5. Importance of Sequence
6. Million Dollar Words and Phrases
7. Figurative Language
8. Variety of Sentences
12. 10 Ways for Strong Conclusions
13. Capitalization Rules
14. Usage Rules
15. Punctuation Rules
16. Spelling Rules
17. Writing Process
18. Writing Checklist
19. Million Dollar Dictionary
20. Character TraitsIf you need Students Resources, click below. If you purchased an interactive
notebook, Student Resources ARE included!
2. Laminate and Post Writing Process Posters.
There are two versions that can be found in my store for free! One for primary and one for upper elementary classrooms. Laminate and place them on a writing bulletin board. Use small metal binder rings or ribbon to attach each poster to the next. Use large binder clips to attach them to the wall or bulletin board. Don’t staple them onto the board! You want the posters to stick out so the clothespins will work effectively! Write student names on the clothespins and instruct them to move their name down the bulletin board according to their current writing step. You can paint your clothespins to match your decor or get the colored ones! This will show where students are in the writing process at a quick glance. It is especially helpful during teacher or peer conferencing.
2. Rough Draft
3. DARE to Revise
4. CUPS for Editing
5. Peer Reflection
6. Final Copy
3. Create a space in the classroom for a writing center.
7. Use the other folder for their published work. (Final Copies)
8. Post Writing Workshop schedule in your plan book.
10-15 min: Mini Lesson
10 min: Notebooking the lesson
30-60 min: Independent writing, conferencing, peer reflections, guided writing
10 min: Sharing
9. Post Rules for Writing Workshop
A good visual to keep noise down is to get a block and write “Writer’s Block” on it. Tell your students that we want to avoid writer’s block by keeping quiet. If I raise the block, that means it is too noisy! Have students initial it for ownership of the rule!
1. Listen and share ideas during the lesson.
2. Writing time is quiet time.
3. Take risks in writing.
4. Keep notebook neat and organized.
5. Be prepared before meeting with your peer editor.
~Writers and peers may only have one conference per writing period.
~Writers: Explain where you need help, then read your paper out loud to your editor.
~Peers: Listen to the writer, fill out observation form, and give meaningful feedback.
When student publish their writing, I like them to present their work whether it is in small group or whole group. Their peers can evaluate them with presentation cards if you wish! If you have an AUTHOR’S CHAIR, perfect!